Justin Jefferson

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Justin Jefferson Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Jefferson is coming off a 111-1,540-18 line as part of LSU’s historic 2019 offense.
  • The 6’1, 202-pounder tested as an 82nd-percentile athlete at the Combine.
  • The Vikings made him the 22nd overall pick of the draft.
  • Jefferson has a clear path to the #2 WR job, with only Olabisi Johnson and Tajae Sharpe in his way.
  • Minnesota’s run-heavy offense limits the rookie’s fantasy upside.


Prospect profile

No WR in the 2020 draft class had a more productive 2019 campaign than Jefferson. His 111 receptions tied for the most in the entire country. He ranked 3rd with 1,540 receiving yards and 2nd with 18 receiving TDs.

Context is important, though. Jefferson benefitted from playing in 1 of the most prolific passing games in NCAA history. The Joe Burrow-led Tigers easily led the nation in passing yards and TDs, while ranking 2nd in completions. Jefferson didn’t even lead his team in yards or TDs. (Those honors went to Ja’Marr Chase.)

So Jefferson’s market shares weren’t nearly as elite as his raw numbers. He accounted for 26.1% of LSU’s receptions, 25.6% of the receiving yards and 29.5% of the receiving TDs. For perspective, those marks rank 12th, 17th and 14th among 23 of this year’s top WR prospects.

Jefferson actually posted stronger market shares as a sophomore in 2018 on an LSU squad that ranked just 84th in completions, 63rd in passing yards and 88th in TDs. Jefferson led that team in all major receiving categories, registering 24.1% of the receptions, 29.5% of the receiving yards and 35.3% of the receiving scores.

What stands out on Jefferson’s tape is his contested-catch ability. He has excellent body control to adjust to passes, good timing to high-point the football and isn’t afraid to work in traffic. Pro Football Focus charted Jefferson with a 92.4% contested-catch conversion rate in 2019, which led all draft-eligible WRs.

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Justin Jefferson Injury History

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