How The Vikings Could Have The Best WR Corps in the NFL…On A Budget

Reflecting on how the best teams often have 1-3 #1 WR’s in their stable (Packers, Steelers, Giants, Patriots), I want to see Christian Ponder succeed with the same assistance. I would be OK with them using all the other picks in the draft on the offensive line if they select Blackmon in the 1st.

I have a plan that would end the cycle and give them not only a real receiving corps, but the best one in the NFL.

WR1: Justin Blackmon, 6’1″, 215lbs., age 22; Projected 2012 salary: $6,200,000
A leader and workout warrior who is fearless across the middle with thick legs that help him shred tackles.

WR2: Terrell Owens, 6’3″, 224 lbs., age 38; Projected 2012 salary: $950,000 with incentives
T.O. is hungry, and he can still contribute.

WR3: Percy Harvin, 5’11”, 184 lbs., age 23; 2012 Salary: $915,000
Coming off his best season as a receiver, he would be great switching in and out of the slot.

WR4: Marvin McNutt 6’4″, 215 lbs., age 22; Projected 2012 salary: $530,000
Another physical, fast receiver who can possibly be had in the early 3rd.

WR5: Prechae Rodriguez, 6’4″, 212 lbs., age 27; Projected salary: $950,000
He’s near 6’5″, not a burner, but has a great array of skills for wide receiver. He’s been breaking Arena Football League records as a rookie for the Tampa Bay Storm this year, and will be on national TV for the 3rd time a week from Monday on NFL Network at 8 PM ET. Check out this clip of him with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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7 Responses to “How The Vikings Could Have The Best WR Corps in the NFL…On A Budget”

  1. studentguy says:

    Are you trying to be the onion of the sports world?

    You are an idiot.

  2. JS says:

    You’re banking on three rookies (one of which has been cut by three teams in a year), Percy/headaches, and a 38-year-old TO? Who is “still hungry”? LOL

  3. Andy says:

    I really enjoy the optimism, because there’s a sore lack of it around Minnesota lately, but I just don’t see the Vikings commiting to a 5 WR set at any more than a handful of times this season. HC and OC are not the type to really spread it out or go anything exotic. Now, I do like the idea if someone else was coaching the team, but with our current brass, very unlikely. They have also signed two fullbacks, a TE, resigned WR… however it’d be a nice fantasy for Madden 12!

  4. John says:

    I like wr3, wr4, and wr5. I would rather see Hill for wr1. For the fifth receiver someone on the team should step up.

  5. Jeff says:

    Great piece. Wild speculation in the offseason is MUCH more entertaining than just reporting off the wire.

  6. ebart13 says:

    Blackmon, Harvin, and now Simpson would be pretty legit