November 14, 2021; Englewood, California, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson. © Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson started his third year in the NFL in 2022, and accordingly Pro football focus, He is the seventh best player in his position.
PFF Annual comprehensive receiver ranking published on Tuesday, author By Anthony Trash. Jefferson sandwiched between Jamar Chase (# 6) and Mike Evans (# 8).
Here are the top 10 Trash:
- Davante Adams (LV)
- Cooper Coupe (LAR)
- Dandre Hopkins (ARI)
- Stephen Diggs (BUF)
- Tyreek Hill (MIA)
- Jamar Chase (CIN)
- Justin Jefferson (MIN)
- Mike Evans (TB)
- Debo Samuel (SF)
- AJ Brown (PHI)
In 2021, Jefferson was in fourth place PFF Grade – Trash Recruitment Website – Fourth in Receiving Yard and Sixth in Touchdown Acceptance. Yet, despite entering his third campaign with a clear upward trajectory, Jefferson was nominated as the seventh-best in the business.
Since joining the NFL in 2020, Jefferson’s 3,016 receiving yards have led the NFL, with Davante Adams (2,927 yards) and Cooper Coop (2,921 yards) – the same man at the top of Trash’s rankings.
Trash backed Jefferson-A-Seventh placement, “The big concern with Jefferson leaving LSU in 2020 was the ability to effectively beat outside press-man coverage. After two years in the league, it is safe to say that this is no longer a matter of concern, and even now it is the biggest strength of the 6-foot-1, 202-pound wide receiver – only Davante Adams has made higher grades against press-man coverage. From 2020 onwards. “
Jefferson will demonstrate his skills beyond the limits of a run-first offense in 2022 for the first time. The Vikings fired Mike Zimmer in January, who was known for running football and pushing opponents into defense. Zimmer will be replaced by Kevin O’Connell of the Los Angeles Rams, a crime-first thinker who helped quarterback Matthew Stafford win the Los Angeles Super Bowl in February.
O’Connell’s Rams threw football 60.3% in 2021, ranking the metrics ninth-highest. Minnesota passed 58.5% of all offensive snaps to PigSkin, 16th in business – or SmackDab in the middle.
Jefferson has three seasons left in his rookie contract. In 2025, he will order a huge deal, probably 35 million per season.
Negotiations with the Vikings over Jefferson’s next deal could begin next offseason.
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