Why Irv Smith Jr. will be the Vikings TE1 by mid-season in 2020

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Why will Irv Smith Jr. be the Minnesota Vikings top tight end by midseason in 2020?

The Minnesota Vikings are ramping up for the 2020 season and training camp is finally going to kick off this weekend as rookies report.

The Vikings have a lot of second-year players that they are excited to see take the next step in their development. Tight end Irv Smith Jr. is one player who is expected to make a major jump in year two.

Irv Smith is coming off a productive rookie season where he only saw spot duty, with a role that really didn’t take shape until halfway through the regular season. He’s currently playing second fiddle to the great Kyle Rudolph, but don’t be shocked if he becomes the Vikings primary tight end by midseason.

Here are some reasons why Irv Smith Jr. will be the Minnesota Vikings top tight end by the midway point of the 2020 season.

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