LSU receiver Justin Jefferson went to the Vikings with the 22nd overall draft pick this past weekend, with Jalen Reagor, CeeDee Lamb, Henry Ruggs, and Jerry Jeudy coming off the board earlier in the first round.
That’s MOTIVATION for Jefferson, who went on Zach Gelb’s national show and said the following:
“Every single person that picked a receiver instead of me are going to pay,” Jefferson said. “I’m going to show them that I am the better receiver than the pick that they had. . . . I’m definitely excited to go into Minnesota and [compete] for [a] Super Bowl.”
“I felt like I was the best receiver in this draft class, and being the fifth receiver off the board, it kind of was a shocker. But also having that on my shoulder going into this next season with Minnesota, I’m definitely excited to show the world what I have.”
Let’s hope Howie Roseman got it right with the Reagor pick or else we’re gonna hear about Justin Jefferson for the rest of our lives, assuming he turns out to be a good NFL player. The Eagles don’t play the Vikings in 2020, but perhaps they will meet in the NFC Championship Game and defeat Kirk Cousins by a score of 38 to 7.