Vikings select Iowa WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette in the 2021 NFL draft

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Minnesota has Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen at the top of the wide receiver depth chart.

But beyond that, there are some concerns. Chad Beebe and Bisi Johnson are both decent depth players, but it’d be great if the team invested draft capital in landing a wide receiver three.

Could Ihmir Smith-Marsette be the Vikings’ wide receiver three? If so, the team got a steal by landing him in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL draft on Saturday. However, Minnesota probably should have invested in a player earlier than this if the team wanted to revolutionize the passing game of its offense.

Still, Smith-Marsette can be a useful reserve. He had 345 receiving yards and four touchdown receptions in seven games for the Hawkeyes in his final collegiate season. The year before that, he had 722 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions. We’ll see if Smith-Marsette can break through at the NFL level.