Laquon Treadwell is a big and physical receiver who can be a top target for Teddy Bridgewater. Getting the draft's best wide out even though he was the third one pick was a coup. They got another steal in the second round with Alexander. He can be a Jason Verrett-like corner for the Vikings. Brothers is a thumper of a middle linebacker who can make a ton of tackles, assuming he gets on the field. Boehringer is interesting because of his size and athleticism. Frankly, I know about him as much as you do. Stephen Weatherly was a sneaky good seventh-round pick. He's a size and athleticism prospect for Mike Zimmer to mold.
—Dan Kadar, SB Nation
At his Pro Day in late March, Treadwell posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.63 seconds (after failing to run at the 2016 Scouting Combine). But the deep game hasn't really been Treadwell's strength, and the Vikings have guys that can handle that role. What Treadwell is going to be expected to do is to make contested catches and to come down with "50/50" throws from Bridgewater. . .something that the Vikings have been lacking since Sidney Rice left town following the 2010 season.
I'm not entirely sure where Alexander fits into the Vikings' defense at this point. He was clearly a first-round talent that fell a little bit, and he has the ability to make a difference. He may end up being the heir to Captain Munnerlyn at the slot cornerback position.
Beavers is 6'4 and 325 pounds, and was a 2015 First Team All-MAC performer for the Broncos. With some work on his technique, he could be molded into an NFL starter.
Brothers figures to be more of an inside linebacker in the Vikings' 4-3 scheme, which could eventually push Eric Kendricks to the outside. He's been a very effective run-stuffer at Missouri, and while he isn't the fastest player on the field, having turned in a 4.89-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, he's a very solid tackler. At this point, he projects to more of a two-down type of player in the National Football League.
Böhringer first put himself on the map at the Florida Atlantic University Pro Day a couple of months ago. He lit up the drills, including a blistering 4.43 second 40-yard dash, a time that would have placed him among the fastest receivers at the NFL Scouting Combine had he been in attendance. At 6'4" and nearly 230 pounds, that's pretty impressive.
Lunch-pail tight end whose versatility, consistency and production landed him a second-team All-American nod. Morgan's lack of quickness will hurt his ability to get open as a receiver, but his willingness to block and potential to become a move tight end who can handle fullback responsibilities should help his cause on the third day of the draft.
Weatherly decided to make his entry to the National Football League early after finishing his degree at Vanderbilt. He showed some very good athleticism at the NFL Scouting Combine, putting up a 4.51 second 40-yard dash, among other pretty good numbers.
The nephew of former NFL defensive end Javon Kearse and cousin of former NFL cornerback Philip Buchanon, he's a very tall and rangy safety at 6'4". He projects to be more of a "center field" type of safety who can stay deep in coverage. His production in college didn't always match up with his athletic ability, but he has the ability to be a contributor on special teams immediately. To be a major contributor at safety, however, it's likely going to take some time and some serious coaching up.