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NFL Draft Analysis: Jarius Wright Selected By Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings selected a player at a position of need at #118 overall, taking Arkansas wide receiver Jarius Wright.

While many people may have expected the Vikings to take a bigger wide receiver at this point in the draft, the Vikings still have plenty of picks available with which to potentially fill that need.

In the 5'9 1'2", 180-pound Wright, the Vikings have picked up a slot threat similar to a guy they already have in Percy Harvin. He's not the biggest guy, obviously, but he does have very good speed and has the ability to create yards after the catch. He operates quite well in the middle of the field for a player his size, and the Vikings could potentially use him in the same role as Harvin. They could even turn him into a return specialist, given his ability to create in the open field.

Not an expected pick for the Minnesota Vikings at this point in the proceedings, but still a pretty solid pick in this writer's opinion.

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