Posted: 5/16/2020 1:32 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson has a 'chance to be a pretty impactful rookie,' according to general manager Rick Spielman.
Huddle Up: The offseason trade of Stefon Diggs leaves a big void across from Adam Thielen, and it sounds like Jefferson will be given the opportunity to step into the role. He is worthy of a first-round pick in rookie drafts, and he will have WR3 upside in standard leagues if he secures the No. 2 receiver gig.
Posted: 4/29/2020 6:02 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings rookie WR Justin Jefferson, a first-round pick in the NFL Draft, is a 'great route runner' with 'great hands' and a 'big-time playmaker,' according to Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. 'His skill set fits us perfectly,' Spielman added. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Jefferson will 'fit in well' with the Vikings, noting he's a tough, competitive receiver who makes a lot of contested catches. Jefferson said he played outside most of his life until sliding inside to the slot role last year, which is a position often occupied by WR Adam Thielen. Jefferson said he'll play wherever the Vikings want him to moving forward.
Huddle Up: The Vikings had a big void at receiver after trading WR Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills and it appears Jefferson will step right into his starting role. The offseason activities are unique this year, which could slow his progress some, but he has WR3 potential immediately, with extra value in PPR leagues and dynasty formats.