Vikings select WR Justin Jefferson with first pick in 2020 NFL Draft

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson /

With the first of their two first-round selections in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings picked former LSU wide receiver, Justin Jefferson.

It didn’t take very long for the Minnesota Vikings to add a replacement for Stefon Diggs in the 2020 NFL Draft.

With their very first pick in this year’s draft, the Vikings went ahead and selected former LSU receiver, Justin Jefferson. He’ll have an immediate opportunity to come and play some serious snaps for Minnesota next season now that Diggs is out of the picture.

The 6-foot-1, 202-pound pass-catcher is coming off a 2019 season with LSU that saw him make a whopping 18 trips to the end zone. In addition to all of his touchdowns, Jefferson also hauled in a total of 111 catches for 1,540 yards.

While he’s at his best from the slot, he can also line up on the outside. Jefferson was the favorite target of former LSU quarterback (and 2020 No. 1 pick) Joe Burrow during the school’s National Championship run in 2019.

With this selection, Minnesota won’t have to scramble to reach for a receiver later in the draft if a bunch of them start to quickly come off the board. Hopefully, Jefferson won’t feel the pressure of being the replacement for Diggs and he’ll be able to make a name for himself with the Vikings.

For the past few seasons, Diggs and Adam Thielen have been regarded as the best receiving duo in the NFL. Will Thielen and Jefferson now take that title over in 2020?

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One thing is for sure, we already know that Jefferson looks good in purple and gold.