EAGAN, Minn. – The pick is in, and so are the reactions.
Minnesota selected USC wide receiver Jordan Addison with the 23 overall pick Thursday night.
Vikings teammates, fans and pundits across the league praised the pick of Addison, who was the fourth consecutive receiver taken off the board on the opening night of the 2023 NFL Draft. According to NFL Network's Rich Eisen, it was the first instance of four straight wideout selections in the NFL modern era.
Here are the top 10 tweets in response to Minnesota's first-round draft pick:
1. Bring on the competition
Vikings cornerback Akayleb Evans, whom the Vikings drafted last spring, is already excited to compete against Addison in Vikings practice.
2. Cousins-to-Addison connection
Vikings safety Josh Metellus also tweeted his enthusiasm for the selection, predicting that quarterback Kirk Cousins will "have a field day" with Addison, Justin Jefferson and K.J. Osborn in the fold at receiver.
3. Welcome from QB1
Speaking of Cousins, he tweeted a warm welcome to his new receiver shortly after Minnesota made the pick.
4. Do you feel old yet?
Thank you, Dustin, for pointing out this very unique – and a little bit depressing – fact about how long we've all been watching football.
5. Compared to Woods
ESPN NFL analyst Jordan Reid compared Addison's role in the Vikings offense to that of Robert Woods with the Rams when Kevin O'Connell served as the team's offensive coordinator.
6. JJ + JA = TD?
This Vikings fan is pretty pumped at the idea of Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison being in the same offense. Can't say we blame him.
7. Made Lindsay's list
NFL Network's Lindsay Rhodes tweeted her list of favorite first rounds by team, and she included the Vikings selection of Addison.
8. Elite separation ability
Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated tweeted a graphic that broke down Addison's skill set and explained why he think Minnesota made a great pick.
9. Thumbs up from @RGIII
Former NFL QB Robert Griffin III is all about Minnesota's choice to bring Addison aboard the Vikings longship.
10. Taking the pressure off
As former Vikings LB Ben Leber pointed out, inserting a playmaker like Addison into the Vikings offense instantly relieves some of the defensive pressure on Jefferson.