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    Draft 2020: Vikings Select LSU WR Justin Jefferson with the No. 22 overall pick

    Justin Jefferson
    WR, Minnesota Vikings

    Vikings selected LSU WR Justin Jefferson with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

    A two-year starting slot receiver at LSU, Jefferson (6’1/202) set the school record for receptions (111) as a junior in the most prolific passing offense in college football history. He wins with nuanced route running, steady hands, straigh-tline speed (4.41), and 6.4 YAC per reception. Per Pro Football Focus, Jefferson accumulated 41 percent of his 2019 yardage (1,540) from ins, outs, and crosses, which are fortunately the routes he’ll likely see most often with the Vikings. He also ranked second to Jerry Jeudy in 15-plus yard catches the past two seasons. Jefferson can be a reliable target in any role as a rookie since he ran 19 percent of his routes from the slot in '18 before seeing an increase to 78 percent during the team's National Championship run. He's a high-floor, high-ceiling WR3/4 in Minnesota since the opportunity is ripe for an every-down role across from Adam Thielen. The Vikings will still utilize a heavy dose of 12 personnel featuring Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith, too.

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    I love this pick. This kid is basically the opposite of Treadwell coming out. Really good route runner, high floor, no injury history, and a good athlete. Been seeing a lot of comparisons to Keenan Allen and Adam Thielen and I would love that. Perfect fit for this offense.
    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    Justin Jefferson is going to wear #18. I like it.
    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    Justin Jefferson is going to wear #18. I like it.
    Sidney Rice!
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    Dane Brugler's write up:

    #4 receiver, #17 overall
    STRENGTHS: Crafty footwork and savvy to create separation mid-route…uses hesitation and synchronized stems to snap out of his breaks…squares his body to the ball and attacks with his hands…competitive finisher and breaks tackles due to his body strength and toughness…leverages pursuit after the catch, setting up his cuts and forcing poor angles…fearless over the middle of the field, taking hits and keeping his feet/focus…tracks the deep ball well…mean-spirited blocker and won’t quit until after the whistle…wired right with the motivated, overachiever attitude that will aid his pro transition…impressive production, finishing his junior year second in the FBS in receptions (111) and touchdown catches (18) and third in receiving yards (1,540).

    WEAKNESSES: Only average top-speed for the position…more quick than explosive…releases are a work in progress, occasionally taking too many steps to shake free vs. press…strong hands, but will battle focus drops at times (eight drops in 2019)…lean-framed target and lacks ideal bulk…lined up outside as a sophomore, but was almost exclusively inside as a slot receiver as a junior.

    SUMMARY: A two-year starter at LSU, Jefferson was the “Y” receiver in offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger’s offense, lining up almost exclusively in the slot as a junior. He proved to be Joe Burrow’s favorite target the last two seasons, setting a single-season school record with 111 receptions in 2019, which is the third-most in a season in SEC history (behind Amari Cooper and Jordan Matthews). A throwback pass catcher, Jefferson attacks defenders at the stem and always works to get open, playing with the gritty mindset to finish in a crowd. Although not a burner, his detailed footwork and understanding of route depth create passing windows and always make him available. Overall, Jefferson doesn’t possess elite suddenness, but he is a seasoned route runner with the physical ball skills and competitive make-up that translates to the NFL, projecting as a quarterback-friendly target ideally suited in the slot.
    GRADE: 1st Round
    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    My grade: A

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    By far my favorite pick of our draft. I expect him to make an immediate impact on this team. He's not Diggs but he might not make us miss Diggs too much.
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    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    I trust what DJ says too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    That's a bold statement of more than 63 catches considering our offense runs through Cook and most expect Irv to catch more balls this year. I'd love it, if it came true though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VCU4LIFEGOVIKS View Post
    That's a bold statement of more than 63 catches considering our offense runs through Cook and most expect Irv to catch more balls this year. I'd love it, if it came true though.
    Yeah I really doubt that happens. Besides Cook and Irv, if Thielen stays healthy all season more of those targets will go to him. Thielen is definitely Kirk's favorite target. Plus Rudy and maybe even Sharpe gets a few balls his way. I really like Jefferson but IMO that's wishful thinking by DJ. I'm guessing Thielen will far and away lead the team in targets/catches/yards (if healthy) and then whoever finishes #2 will likely be in a close bunch between Jefferson/Rudy/Smith/Sharpe/Cook
    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    Yeah I really doubt that happens. Besides Cook and Irv, if Thielen stays healthy all season more of those targets will go to him. Thielen is definitely Kirk's favorite target. Plus Rudy and maybe even Sharpe gets a few balls his way. I really like Jefferson but IMO that's wishful thinking by DJ. I'm guessing Thielen will far and away lead the team in targets/catches/yards (if healthy) and then whoever finishes #2 will likely be in a close bunch between Jefferson/Rudy/Smith/Sharpe/Cook
    Can you imagine if he could some how top 65 receptions, 701 yards and 2 touchdowns in his rookie year? That would be more than Laquon Treadwell has done in his entire 53 game NFL career. Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by VCU4LIFEGOVIKS View Post
    Can you imagine if he could some how top 65 receptions, 701 yards and 2 touchdowns in his rookie year? That would be more than Laquon Treadwell has done in his entire 53 game NFL career. Haha
    I would be disappointed if he did NOT at least come close to beating those numbers. Quan left a pretty low bar, after all...but 700 yds and 2 TDs is quite doable for a guy I think will get ample targets out of the slot (tho I'd hope Irv's targets increase as well). Stefon was targeted 94 times last year and those targets are going SOMEwhere, a majority I'd think to Justin.
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    He sure reminds me a lot of Keenan Alllen and that’s a good thing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SiteWolf View Post
    I would be disappointed if he did NOT at least come close to beating those numbers. Quan left a pretty low bar, after all...but 700 yds and 2 TDs is quite doable for a guy I think will get ample targets out of the slot (tho I'd hope Irv's targets increase as well). Stefon was targeted 94 times last year and those targets are going SOMEwhere, a majority I'd think to Justin.
    Remember though, they played a lot of the season while out Theilan


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