Justin Jefferson will have the best season by a Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver since Randy Moss
The Vikings got flashy with their first selection of the NFL Draft when they took wide receiver Justin Jefferson out of LSU. With 111 catches during his final season with the Tigers, it’s clear the Vikings are getting an elite talent in the passing game, but it’s also clear that he’ll have the chance to have the best season by a Vikings rookie wide receiver since now-Hall of Famer Randy Moss in 1998.
This doesn’t mean Jefferson is going to take the league by storm and force a division rival to draft four cornerbacks to try to stop them the next year. It does mean Jefferson will have a tremendous opportunity to see the field early and put up great stats.
Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has already stated that he saw Jefferson perform in the “Michael Thomas role” of the LSU/New Orleans Saints copycat offense last season. With the ability to put Jefferson anywhere on the field and do the same thing with fellow wide receiver Adam Thielen, Kubiak should be able to put Jefferson in situations to succeed.
Thielen also praised Jefferson for his ability to adapt and said their roles will be the same as it was with Diggs in the offense.
If Jefferson can take advantage of that opportunity, he could put up very good numbers during his rookie season.