The Minnesota Vikings managed to boost their offense in the off-season by bringing in star wide receiver Mike Wallace.
But it looks like the Vikings won't be stopping there in an attempt to try and get their attacking options to the next level. They could be targeting another stud wideout in the draft.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Vikings brought in college star DeVante Parker for a pre-draft visit to the team's facilities yesterday in a clear indication that they could be ready to bring in another big target for Teddy Bridgewater to throw to in 2015.
If you didn't already know, Parker and Bridgewater have a bit of a history, as the two were teammates at Louisville during Teddy's time in college.
The Vikings made Bridgewater a first-round pick in last year’s draft after he wrapped up his own career at Louisville and the two players hooked up for 55 receptions, 885 yards and 12 touchdowns during Bridgewater’s final collegiate season.
Injury Troubled Season
Parker followed that up with 43 catches for 855 yards in his senior year and those numbers would have been even better had Parker not missed seven games with a foot injury. The injury hampered him early in the year, but his strong return to action along with his size and hands have left him rated just behind Amari Cooper and Kevin White as a prospective first-round pick, alongside the likes of Jaelen Strong and Dorial Green-Beckham.
At Parker’s pro day last month, he said he’d already met with the Vikings so Wednesday was a second visit. Parker said he’d also met with the 49ers, Chargers and Dolphins and the Jaguars were also added to the list this week.
Bridgewater would love to have his former teammate join him in Minnesota and the Vikings are smart for exploring these options. Parker would be a great pick up if he is still on the board when the Vikings step up to the podium to announce the 11th overall selection.