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Updated Wide Receiver Depth Chart for Vikings Ahead of Training Camp

Adam Taylor McKillop
A look at the Minnesota Vikings' WR depth chart ahead of NFL training camp.
A look at the Minnesota Vikings' WR depth chart ahead of NFL training camp. / Adam Bettcher/Getty Images
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With the NFL Draft and height of free agency in the rear view mirror, it is time to start looking ahead to the start of the 2021 season. The Minnesota Vikings will look to bounce back from a disappointing 7-9 campaign in 2020. They'll rely on a talented passing attack featuring the likes of Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.

Last year's passing attack ranked top-12 in the league as the Vikings racked up 4,265 total passing yards and 35 touchdowns.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the Vikings' updated WR depth chart for 2021.

Vikings WR Depth Chart 2021

1. Justin Jefferson

In his rookie campaign, Justin Jefferson enjoyed a monster season catching passes from Cousins. He earned a Pro Bowl selection after putting up 1,400 yards and 7 touchdowns on 88 receptions. This was a record-breaking campaign for a rookie wideout, with his yardage mark out-producing names like Randy Moss and Anquan Boldin.

2. Adam Thielen

Adam Thielen is the second half of Minnesota's two-headed monster corps of receivers. Thielen led the team with 14 receiving touchdowns while racking up 74 receptions for 925 yards. Entering his 8th season in Minnesota, Thielen will look to reach the 1,000+ receiving yards mark for the third time in his career.

3. Chad Beebe

Chad Beebe was the No. 3 option for Minnesota last season. He's nowhere near the same level as Jefferson or Thielen, but he still set career-high marks in receptions (20), yards (201) and touchdowns (2) last year.

4. Olabisi Johnson

5. K.J. Osborn

6. Dan Chisena

7. Ihmir Smith-Marsette

The only wide receiver Minnesota selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, Ihmir Smith-Marsette was a fifth-round pick out of Iowa. The 6-foot-1, 181-pound wideout caught 110 passes for 1,615 yards and 14 touchdowns while adding 274 yards and 4 touchdowns on the ground in his 43-game collegiate career.

8. Blake Proehl

9. Myron Mitchell

10. Whop Philyor


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