When the Minnesota Vikings sifted through undrafted college players in April, they signed 16 players to rookie deals in the usual quiet fashion that comes with the undrafted players.

Unlike most of the low-profile players that are signed by teams after the draft, Minnesota had one player stick out among its signees, and with good reason.

It's hard to miss the tall receiver Rodney Smith from Florida State. Smith, who is listed by the Vikings at 6-foot-6 and measured in at the Combine at 6-foot-4, stands out from Minnesota's other receivers.

"Height and speed, you can't beat that," Smith said of what he's known for. "If you're a tall guy that can run, you can't beat it. You could do a lot of different things with him and you could actually learn from these coaches to do all of the smaller things."

Smith, 23, ran a 4.51 at the Combine and offers an intriguing height and speed option for Minnesota, which is in the midst of overhauling the receiver position. Signing Greg Jennings adds a reliable veteran, but he measures in at 5-foot-11. Jarius Wright opened some eyes last year as a rookie and comes in at 5-foot-10.

There are tall receivers on the roster, but none are considered a sure thing. Greg Childs is 6-foot-3, but he's still coming back from torn patellar tendons in both knees and might not be ready for the season. Joe Webb is 6-foot-4, but making the transition from quarterback. Chris Summers is 6-foot-5 and spent last season on the team's practice squad. First-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson is 6-foot-3.