What 10 respected mock drafts are saying about the Vikings

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Vikings radio play-by-play guy Paul Allen told KFAN's "Power Trip Morning Show" that he believes the Vikings are deciding between three receivers with the 23rd pick in the first round of tonight's NFL Draft: Josh Doctson, Corey Coleman and Laquon Treadwell.

Allen believes Doctson and Coleman are the favorites with Treadwell coming in third.

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10 respected mock drafts pick for the Vikings

NFL Network's Mike Mayock: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss – "His lack of straight-line speed might turn off some, but he has a big body and a unique ability to catch the ball in traffic.

ESPN's Todd McShay: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia – "The Vikings are set at free safety with Harrison Smith, but he could use a counterpart in the back end who can make plays near the line of scrimmage. Joseph discards blocks well and shows savvy working through traffic. He brings a physical presence to the position."

USA Today's Nate Davis: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss – "Maybe the draft’s top receiver, Treadwell’s size (6-2, 221) could make him Minnesota’s most productive red-zone target since Randy Moss."

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Pro Football Focus: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State – "Thomas suffered through poor quarterback play at Ohio State, but he can create separation as well as any wide receiver in the class, and that should open up the much-needed intermediate passing game for the Vikings’ offense."

FOX Sports' Joel Klatt: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor – Klatt lists Coleman as a "reincarnation of Steve Smith."

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Sports Illustrated's panel of experts, Don Banks, Chris Burke, Doug Farrar and Greg Bedard, all think the Vikings will take a receiver. The question is which one?

  • Banks: Will Fuller, Notre Dame
  • Burke: Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
  • Farrar: Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma
  • Bedard, Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio is going with Treadwell, too.

Stack the mocks up however you want, everyone on the planet with the exception of ESPN's Todd McShay think the Vikings are taking a receiver.

The Draft starts at 7 p.m.

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