Minnesota Vikings select Cam Smith in first round of 2023 NFL Mock Draft

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Wide Receiver. Eagles . Zay Flowers. 87. player. 826.

The Minnesota Vikings have one of the best wide receivers in the league in Justin Jefferson but the depth after him is rather weak. The Vikings do still have Adam Thielen but he is not the same wide receiver from a few seasons ago.

Without a second round pick, due to the trade for T.J. Hockensen, the Vikings have to wait until the third round to make their next selection in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft. They however find an impact player in wide receiver Zay Flowers.

The former Boston College wide receiver is not a big wide receiver at 5’10” and 177 pounds but is an elusive and quick wide receiver. He can be lined up in different spots of the formation and be moved around.

During his four seasons with Boston College, he had 200 receptions for 3,056 receiving yards with 29 receiving touchdowns but also had 57 rushing attempts for 345 rushing yards. A quick wide receiver paired with Justin Jefferson and T.J. Hockenson gives Kirk Cousins three good options that can give this passing game some versatility.