NFL Draft 2016: Vikings interest in top WRs ‘not subterfuge’

This time of year, it is very common for teams around the league to throw out smokescreens in order to hide their true plans in the NFL Draft. So, with the draft just two weeks away, it should come as no surprise that plenty of reports regarding team’s opinions of players happen to be surfacing.

While it is tough to decipher whether any of the reported interest in certain prospects in true, it looks like you can take some stock in the Vikings interest in this year’s top receivers.

According to 1500 ESPN’s Andrew Krammer, there is no smokescreen when it comes to the Vikings’ interest.

Krammer specifically said the interest “is not subterfuge.”

Adding to the report, Krammer wrote, “Spielman has made the pro day tour, personally stopping at workouts featuring TCU’s Josh Doctson, Ole Miss’ Laquon Treadwell, Baylor’s Corey Coleman and Ohio State’s Michael Thomas and Braxton Miller. They’ll draft a receiver, the question is where? Much depends on how the 22 picks fall in front of them.”

If a player like Laquon Treadwell begins falling in the draft, he could be ripe for the picking.

It’s going to be interesting to see where the Vikings ultimately go in the 2016 NFL Draft, but it looks like they will be eyeing a No. 1 pass target early on.

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