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Mock draft roundup 3.0: Josh Doctson or Laquon Treadwell?

By Andrew Krammer

This time last year, cornerback Trae Waynes was the consensus mock draft pick to the Vikings at No. 11 overall.

And they just happened to be right. With that said, not many saw linebacker Anthony Barr coming to Minnesota with the ninth-overall pick two years ago. But neither situation carried the blanket opinion that all media, national and local, assume for this year’s top Vikings pick. Of the nine popular mocks we aggregated, eight have a receiver taken at No. 23 overall with seven choosing either Laquon Treadwell or Josh Doctson.

For good reason. On a roster spattered with developing talent, a No. 1 receiver remains the Vikings’ glaring need. They released veteran Mike Wallace and the only addition this spring was CFL receiver Terrell Sinkfield. Cordarrelle Patterson is all but certain to enter a contract year and they need a premiere talent opposite second-year receiver Stefon Diggs. Rick Spielman got a close look at each top option over pro days and pre-draft visits, and could be one of the first general managers to take a receiver next week.

Mocking the Vikings’ pick at No. 23

ESPN.com

Mel Kiper: WR Josh Doctson, TCU
Todd McShay: WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

NFL.com

Daniel Jeremiah: WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
Charles Davis: WR Josh Doctson, TCU

FOXSports.com

Peter Schrager: WR Will Fuller, Notre Dame

CBSSports.com

Rob Rang: WR Josh Doctson, TCU
Dane Brugler: WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

RealFootballNetwork.com

Pat Kirwan: OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State

SI.com

Don Banks: WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

Want to learn more about the 2016 receiver class? Check out the latest Purple Podcast, which interviews coaches of Treadwell, Doctson and Ohio State’s Michael Thomas, as well as a chat with CBS draft analyst Dane Brugler. Here’s the PodcastOne link and make sure to subscribe on iTunes.

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Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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