Adam Thielen's four-year extension, worth up to $73 million, signed last week keeps the Vikings' star receiving duo under contract through the next five seasons. There aren't many duos who can stake claim as the NFL's best quite like Thielen and Stefon Diggs, averaging lines of 102 catches, 1,324 yards and 6.5 touchdowns and 83 catches, 935 yards and 8.5 touchdowns, respectively, in the past two seasons.
Top-end production and big-money commitments likely lessen the urgency to draft newcomers with early picks this time around.
Our best guess is the Vikings return to the mid- to late-round well for a receiver or two, paired with more help from undrafted free agency. Depth is better positioned now, with Chad Beebe and Brandon Zylstra entering second seasons, than a year ago when the Vikings moved on from Jarius Wright and Michael Floyd. Coaches have high hopes for both reserves.