“I’m not surprised at all he’s having the success he’s having”- Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy heaps of praise about Vikings WR Justin Jefferson ahead of Week 11 matchup

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Justin Jefferson and CeeDee Lamb were two of most dynamic receivers available in the 2020 NFL Draft. Having the 17th overall pick, Dallas Cowboys were quick to acquire the former star. However, they left Jefferson, who is simply seeming to be taking over the league by storm in the 2022-23 season.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – DECEMBER 09: Justin Jefferson #18 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts after scoring a touchdown with teammate Kirk Cousins #8 in the first quarter of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelersat U.S. Bank Stadium on December 09, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy was quick to acknowledge the scoring threat of Vikings star Justin Jefferson, who was the 22nd overall pick in the same draft as CeeDee Lamb. According to McCarthy, he is more than happy with Cowboys picks Lamb as he was the favorite player to pick in that particular group.

CeeDee Lamb was my favorite of the group, and he was right there,” Dallas Cowboys Head Coach told reporters ahead of the team’s Week 11 road game against the Vikings, as per NFL.com. “I love the way the guy played. See, I like guys that can play inside and outside, and they do something else, too. Like CeeDee Lamb, you can put him in the backfield.”

Mike McCarthy unsurprised by Justin Jefferson’s growth in 2022-23 season

While CeeDee Lamb was undoubtedly the most favorite is his category, the surprise pick of that draft class was Philadelphia Eagles, who passed on Justin Jefferson by acquiring Jalen Reagor.

Justin Jefferson
Justin Jefferson

McCarthy added, “Justin Jefferson, Destrehan High School, I mean I just, knowing the kid’s background – multi-sports athlete – I’m not surprised at all he’s having the success he’s having, so we were very, very impressed with him. We thought we had him high, higher than most people on the board, so when he went after that was no surprise.”

That being said, Jefferson has a historic week await him. In Week 11 against the Cowboys, Justin Jefferson needs only 88 receiving yards to pass Randy Moss for the most in  a player’s first three season in the league’s history.

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