Here’s to Justin Jefferson (Hopefully) Being Better than Spielman’s Last Two 1st-Round WR Picks…

The Minnesota Vikings drafted Justin Jefferson (LSU – WR) last night, with the #22 pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. While I really like the pick, and apparently so does Gary Kubiak, I can’t help but feel like we’ve been here before. The Vikings have picked two wide receivers in the first round of the Rick Spielman Era… and they haven’t really gone as planned. 

Most recently, as we all know, the Vikes drafted Laquon Treadwell #23 in the 2016 NFL draft. And, we’ve spent the last 3 years watching him disappoint us. I would include his numbers, but I don’t want to have that disgusting take in my mouth for the rest of the night. 

Then, a few years ago, the Vikings drafted Cordarrelle Patterson with the 29th pick in the 2013 draft. And while I loved watching Flash return kicks and run trick plays, he was supposed to be much more than that.

Prior to 2013, our first round WR draft pick history included Percy Harvin in 2009 (who we should now sign again???) and Randy Moss in 1998… Let’s hope Jefferson winds up being the latter half of this conversation.

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PS: I didn’t forget about Troy Williamson… but I wish I could.

Chad | Minnesota Sports Fan

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