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Justin Jefferson named Second-Team All-Pro

He was the only Vikings player to make either team

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The 2020 All-Pro teams are out, and only one member of the Minnesota Vikings made this year’s squad.

Rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who set the NFL record for receiving yards in a season by a rookie, was named a Second-Team All-Pro by the NFL on Friday.

Jefferson’s 2020 season wasn’t just outstanding for a rookie, but it was outstanding by pretty much any measure you’d care to use. He finished fourth in the National Football League in receiving yards with 1,400, and was just seven yards behind the great DeAndre Hopkins for the third spot. He also found the end zone seven times on the season.

Jefferson is now the first rookie wide receiver to make an All-Pro Team, be it first or second team, since. . .Randy Moss accomplished the feat back in 1998. I’d have to say that’s pretty darn good.

As we know, Jefferson was the fifth wide receiver taken in this year’s draft, behind four guys whose names don’t matter because none of them are in Jefferson’s class. He appears to be part of a two-horse race with Los Angeles Chargers’ quarterback Justin Herbert for this year’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.

Herbert, incidentally, was not named an All-Pro. So, advantage Jefferson there.

Congratulations to Justin Jefferson on being named a 2020 Second-Team All-Pro. I’m sure that, sooner rather than later, we’ll see that accolade bumped up to First-Team status.