Fox Sports North's series on the Minnesota Vikings' draft needs rolled along Thursday, getting to what is an obvious position of need: receiver.
The Vikings do indeed have some solid wideouts. Percy Harvin, injuries notwithstanding, is a proven commodity. And last season Michael Jenkins had 38 catches and 466 yards in just 11 games. So he, too, is at least serviceable.
But outside of that, it's slim pickings. Devin Aromashodu had 26 catches last season; Emmanuel Arceneaux has one career reception; Stephen Burton has two; Kris Adams and Kerry Taylor have zero.
And that's why Fox Sports North's Brian Hall takes a long look at receiver in Thursday's article:
The Vikings have been willing to devote resources to the wide receiver position -- drafting Harvin in the first round and Sidney Rice in the second round in recent years, along with signing Bernard Berrian to a high-priced contract in 2008. The moves haven't all paid off. Berrian, the top wide receiver in his free-agent class, never developed into a No. 1 receiver, and Rice left after four years that will be most remembered for injuries that kept him off the field. But Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman knows the position is a weakness and likely won't be afraid to use early-round picks to address the situation.
Receiver needs or no, it is widely anticipated that the Vikings will use their No. 3 pick on USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil.
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