|Pick||Round: 5, Overall: 157|
Conklin caught two of four targets for six yards during Week 18's 31-17 win over the Bears.
Analysis: With Irv Smith (knee) lost for the year before the season began, Conklin came into 2021 with a bigger role than expected. He faired admirably, notching multiple catches in all but one game and finished the 2021 campaign with 61 receptions for 593 yards and three touchdowns -- all career highs. Conklin is set to be a free agent this offseason, so he may draw some interest from around the league after his career year, which may make it difficult for the Vikings to bring him back.
Jan. 18, 2022 11:40 AM EST