What We Saw: Round 1 of the NFL Draft
Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings
Minnesota used the 22nd overall pick to replace Stefon Diggs by selecting LSU’s Justin Jefferson. Jefferson had a tremendous final year for the Tigers, raising his draft stock through the combine and entering Round 1. His 4.43 40-yard dash was likely the final piece in making him a first-round pick.
Jefferson has potential to be an immediate impact for Minnesota in his rookie year. Kirk Cousins is locked in for at least the next two seasons, and so Jefferson has a solid dynasty outlook ahead of him. Despite Minnesota being a run-heavy team, he should have the chance to make an impact early and often with not many pass-catching options on the roster right now.
Effect On New Team
With Diggs out of the picture, he has the makings to be a great compliment to Adam Thielen out the gate. I think he will become their WR2 immediately.