CBS Sports send the Vikings Jaxon Smith-Njigba in latest mock draft

There has been a big push this offseason for the Minnesota Vikings to draft a wide receiver this April to go alongside star receiver Justin Jefferson. While there are many holes on the roster that need to be filled, the Vikings need a true weapon opposite Jefferson to help take the pressure off of him.

Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports released a mock draft on Thursday and helped the Vikings fill this need by selecting Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

“The Vikings dip into the receiver well to complement Justin Jefferson. Awesome value here for the Vikings, given Smith-Njigba’s injury in 2022 pushes him down the board.”

Along with taking pressure off Jefferson, by adding Smith-Njigba, the Vikings would have an up-and-coming receiver on a rookie deal, which we’ve seen can be very important when constructing a roster.

Additionally, adding another weapon like Smith-Njigba in the first round would not only benefit quarterback Kirk Cousins but also whoever is the quarterback after Cousins.

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