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J.J. McCarthy lists Justin Jefferson as the receiver he wants to throw to in NFL

McCarthy is considered a first-round QB prospect

J.J. McCarthy wants to throw to Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson.

In an interview with CBS Sports' Ryan Wilson and former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, McCarthy was asked the top three receivers he would want to throw to in the NFL. Without hesitating McCarthy named Justin Jefferson as his top choice.

"He drafted him," replied Wilson as he pointed at Spielman.

"Amazing pick," McCarthy responded. "Amazing pick."

McCarthy continued his list, picking Raiders receiver Davante Adams and Seattle's Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

After his formal interview with the team earlier in the week, McCarthy had high praise Friday for Kevin O'Connell and the Vikings, telling assembled media at the Combine: "Everything about what they were talking about everything they wanted out of a quarterback is something that aligns with what I want."

McCarthy is projected to be the fourth QB taken at the upcoming draft. Minnesota, at No. 11, could be in range to take the Michigan quarterback if they decide to take a QB in the first-round of the draft.

Leading Michigan to a national championship in January, McCarthy threw for 2,991 yards and 22 touchdowns during the Wolverine's undefeated 2023 season under Jim Harbaugh. Michigan were 28-1 over the past two seasons in games McCarthy started.