Super early 22-man starter projections for the 2022 Vikings

(Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) K.J. Osborn
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Starting Wide Receivers

  • Justin Jefferson – WR1

Justin Jefferson. has only been in the NFL for two seasons, but he’s already emerged as one of the best wide receivers in the entire league.

Many believe Jefferson is going to see his production get even better now that the Vikings are led by an offensive-minded head coach in Kevin O’Connell. Just the thought of that should scare Minnesota’s opponents in 2022.

  • Adam Thielen – WR2

By the start of the 2022 season, Adam Thielen will be 32-years-old, so he’s definitely getting closer to the end of his playing career in the NFL.

However, Thielen is still better than two-thirds of the receivers in the league. Compared to other No. 2 wide receivers around the NFL, he’s easily one of the best.

  • K.J. Osborn – WR3

In his second year with the Vikings, we saw K.J. Osborn take a huge step in his development. We should expect Osborn to take another step in the right direction during the 2022 season as well, especially with the team’s new offense expected to feature more three-receiver sets.