Jordan Addison’s situation with Vikings might be better than first thought

Sometimes, when a newly-drafted pro athlete is evaluated within the context of his new situation, the passage of time and the accumulation of details make analysts less bullish on that athlete. That’s not the case with Jordan Addison of the Minnesota Vikings. The more analysts look at his setup in Minnesota, the more they are convinced he will thrive.

(h/t Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus)

“Addison should start immediately in Minnesota, and he has a strong shot at leading the rookie receiver class in snaps played in 2023 for that reason. Of all the rookies, he has the clearest path to an immediate role. He will benefit from defenses having to focus on Justin Jefferson, who tied for third last season among wide receivers with a 90.5 PFF receiving grade and led the league in receiving yards.

“Addison is coming off a season at USC where he dropped just 3.3% of the catchable passes thrown his way, and he was one of the most productive receivers in college football the year before at Pittsburgh, notching 2.94 yards per route run to rank 22nd in the nation.”

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