Minnesota Vikings 53-man roster prediction after 2023 minicamp

Justin Jefferson
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Vikings Wide Receivers (5)

  • Justin Jefferson
  • Jordan Addison
  • K.J. Osborn
  • Jalen Nailor
  • Brandon Powell

This list already feels a bit weird without Dalvin Cook but now it is time to make a wide receivers room without Adam Thielen. Sadly, he has moved on to the Carolina Panthers but there are still quality pass catchers for the Minnesota Vikings.

Fans can argue that Justin Jefferson is the best receiver in the league but it can't be argued that he will be the primary focus of Kirk Cousins and the Vikings passing attack this season. That could be difficult if defenses make it a point to try to shut him down.

First-round draft pick Jordan Addison is likely to start opposite Justin Jefferson if he can beat out K.J. Osborn for the role. Either way, it would be shocking if one of those players didn't make the team this year.

Jalen Nailor has shown some flashes in limited time and veteran Brandon Powell could be in line to take over punt return duties from Jalen Reagor since he seems to be more reliable on making fair catches.