While many people don’t recognize the name “Justin Jefferson”, he’s an elite wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings. The speed demon has incredible route-running skills and is a reliable target for Kirk Cousins. The speed demon is also a fan favorite. So, why is Jeffery on his team’s radar? Here are some things to know about him. Listed below are a few of his most noteworthy plays.
Jeffery is a speed demon
As one of the most talented wide receivers in the NFL, Jeffery has a speed demon’s body and one of the stickiest hands of the class. The 6’3″, 220 pound speed demon was a feared presence in college, and his athleticism and size could be a big advantage for the Packers. Hill shocked the football world at the combine, running a 4.3-second forty-yard dash. His vertical is also fifth best in the draft and his broad jump is the fourth-best in the league.
Jeff lives with his younger brother, Liu, who knows that Jeff is a killer and helps him during his murder ordeal. He was born in New Jersey, and his accent is slightly Jersey. He likes children, and keeps himself in shape with acid and painkillers. His personal demon is named Angus, and he is heterosexual. Despite all of these factors, his speed demons aren’t the only things that get him through a day.
The NFL draft will require a receiver to be explosive, but Jeffery isn’t the only one with speed. In his college days, he led the NCAA in receiving yards of ten, 20 and 50 yards. He was a standout in the red zone, and played against teams like Syracuse, Virginia, BYU, and Rutgers. This speed demon is a dual threat who can play multiple positions.
He has great route-running skills
The Seahawks’ depth chart is not a complete picture of their passing game, but they’re missing a key piece in the equation: Justin Jefferson. This young wideout shows great route-running ability, but they lack the secondary weapons needed to slow him down. That means other teams will have to put forth better options. Fortunately for Seattle, Jefferson will give the rest of the offense a boost. Listed below are some of the key factors to consider for this rookie.
One of the reasons the Vikings have a passing game is because they employ an air-centered offense. In fact, four of the five players to top 1,800 receiving yards did so within the last 10 years. And Randy Moss holds the single-season receiving record with the Vikings. Whether you call it speed or route-running skills, the Vikings are fortunate to have a player with great route-running skills.
While his dad, Shawn Jefferson, has a proven track record in the NFL as a head coach, Justin Jefferson has a reputation as a future top wide receiver. Both his father and grandfather played for the New England Patriots. As a rookie, the pair played under Belichick’s leadership and developed good route-running skills. They’ll face each other in Weeks four and fourteen this season.
Davante Adams’ route-running skills are among the best in the NFL. His chess-like technique makes him a cerebral assassin. His ability to vary releases without tipping allows him to beat the DB’s first step. Moreover, he can make a spectacular catch when thrown to him. He’s also one of the best in the NFL at his position. The best receivers in this league have superior route-running skills and the ability to create separation.
He is a great target for Kirk Cousins
The Vikings have made a move to upgrade their wide receiver group, and Jefferson is a prime candidate for the role. He broke onto the scene as a rookie in 2020, catching 88 passes for 1,400 yards and earning a trip to the Pro Bowl. But his production dipped considerably in his first four games, with only one game exceeding the 100-yard mark. During that stretch, the Vikings went 1-3, so Jefferson has been a big part of the turnaround. The quarterback has targeted Jefferson 21 times in the last two games, resulting in three hundred and twelve yards.
But before the Vikings can move forward, they have to figure out what they need from the wide receivers. One major issue is the quarterback, and Jefferson’s future is in question. The former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver has been a key contributor for the team, but has struggled to get the ball in the hands of a reliable quarterback. Kirk Cousins can’t get the ball to him, so he’s left with no choice but to throw it to a reliable target.
In Kirk Cousins’ first game as a starter, Jefferson caught four of 10 targets for 47 yards. It was a busy night for Jefferson, with Adam Thielen sidelined and Kirk Cousins under duress. Jefferson also extended his streak of games with ten or more targets to three. Jefferson even scored a touchdown in the first quarter, which boosted his fantasy value.
The Minnesota Vikings have a great quarterback in Kirk Cousins. The quarterback has the talent and stability to throw the ball, but he’s also not afraid to check down on his receivers. Having Kirk Cousins as a QB would benefit Jefferson, both in terms of development and happiness in the purple and gold. But the extension doesn’t guarantee that Cousins will stay with the Vikings for the next three seasons.
He is a fan favorite
Taking the NFL by storm in his first two seasons, wide receiver Justin Jefferson is one of the best players in the NFL today. In 2021, he had 108 receptions for 1,616 yards and 10 touchdowns. Recently, he joined B/R on AMA to talk about his childhood idol Randy Moss and winning a national championship at LSU. Jefferson’s athleticism and crisp route running translated perfectly to the NFL.
The Vikings chose Jefferson in the first round of the NFL Draft. In Week 13, Jefferson broke his rookie receiving record, but not before Randy Moss had broken it in Week 15 against the Chicago Bears. In that game, Jefferson had 14 receptions for 227 yards and four touchdowns – a Peach Bowl record. His four touchdowns tied the record for any bowl game. On January 15, 2020, he announced he would forgo his senior season.
A record season is an amazing achievement for any wide receiver. A player who hits this mark has a better chance of improving than most wideouts in the NFL. In the 2000 season, Jeffery caught 88 passes for 1,400 yards, the most since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. This year, he had 108 receptions for 1,616 yards, which is already a franchise-best.
The Vikings are going through a lot of changes this offseason. They will introduce a new head coach and GM. But there is reason to be optimistic with Jefferson. Even if he does not own the Vikings’ receiving record, he has made his mark in the playoffs last season. In other words, the Vikings should get the ball to the best player in the team.