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Pro Football Focus ranks Vikings receiving corps 24th in NFL

By Matthew Coller

One of the reasons the Minnesota Vikings traded for Sam Bradford was they felt that he would have plenty of weapons to utilize in the passing game. Well, Pro Football Focus doesn’t exactly agree. The stats website, which is used by the majority of NFL teams, ranked the Vikings’ receivers (and tight ends) 24th in the NFL.

PFF wrote:

“The Vikings have two first-round wide receivers on their roster right now, but their best receiver was drafted in the fifth round a year ago. Stefon Diggs was tied for 25th in terms of overall grade among wide receivers, coming off a 52-catch, 720-yard regular season. Forcing 13 missed tackles, the Vikings will be hoping for even more in 2016. First-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell should help them out in the short-passing game, excelling on slant routes in college, and forcing 17 missed tackles on 82 receptions in his final year at Ole Miss. At tight end, Kyle Rudolph hasn’t quite developed into the complete package many had hoped for, but he has a solid pair of hands, dropping just 13 of the 199 catchable passes thrown his way in his five-year career.”

The Patriots grabbed the No. 1 spot on the list, while Detroit finished 23rd, Chicago ranked 20th and Green Bay was 8th.


The post Pro Football Focus ranks Vikings receiving corps 24th in NFL appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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