Okay, I got to play the role of the Vikes' GM in the Community Mock Draft. As most of our community, I spent a little time at the SB Nation site for the Vikes: SB Nation Daily Norseman. While discoursing with several of the community members there, I found a great article series by Arif Hasan.
This series is excessively exhaustive. It reviews nearly every draftable wide receiver in this draft. The series was particularly interesting to me as a Colts fan because there appear to be a number of parallels between the Vikings wide receiver core and the Colts wide-outs. For example, the Colts and Vikes each have their savy, crisp route running veteran receiver to play the X receiver position (Greg Jennings and Reggie Wayne). Each has a smaller, fast slot receiver (Jarius Wright and TY Hilton). Also, each team has a flawed, speed-height-weight receiver which play outside (Jerome Simpson and DHB)which the teams does not quite know how the player will fit in.
Talking with the Viking community, it is apparent that they want a true #1 / Z receiver. In many respects, what the Colts need as well is that same receiver. Thus, I think much of Arif's analysis can immediately be transposed to the Colts' receiver big-board as well. A few highlights for those that refuse to click links:
1) Tavon Austin and Cordarelle Patterson are not the high on this list.
2) Underrated #1 receiver prospects are Aaron Dobson, Da'Rick Rogers, and Marquess Wilson
Finally, take the time to read the article. Arif did an amazing job, and it might make us all a little more enlightened about several wide-outs other than precursory comments from us here in the forum to the effect of: "I watched him at insert school name here and was impressed." To steal a phrase from LeVar Burton about reading, Arif's series is amazing "But you don't have to take my word for it, . . ."