CBS Sports 2023 NFL mock draft sends Vikings Ohio State WR

Getting Justin Jefferson a running mate should be a priority this offseason and CBS Sports’ Josh Edwards agrees. He sent the Minnesota Vikings Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

The star wide receiver will be someone that is talked about with a wider range than what was expected going into the season. Smith-Njigba ended up with a second-round grade for me and is currently my WR7.

Edwards believes the addition will help with Adam Thielen getting up there in age.

“Adam Thielen has had 65-plus receptions in six of the past seven seasons, but he will turn 33 years old prior to the start of next season. Head coach Kevin O’Connell was accustomed to having multiple options at wide receiver in Los Angeles so they add a reliable third outlet.”

The Vikings need a wide receiver to take the pressure off Jefferson, as it showed to be a major issue in the wild-card loss to the New York Giants.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire