Alshon Jeffery 2012 NFL Draft prospect notes

Alshon Jeffery
6'4, 233 pounds | Wide Receiver | South Carolina

First word: 
  Receivers in the NFL are getting bigger and bigger making Jeffery an attractive prospect.  He combines his unique physical talents with production on the field.  His playmaking ability has put him on the map and in the discussion to be a high 2012 draft pick.

Jeffery not only has impressive size but also the drive and desire to get the football.  His leaping ability and attacking style means that he is rarely out battled for the ball.  I was surprised by the amount of times Jeffery found himself open.  This is attributed to his ability to quickly identify the openings and holes in coverage.

Right now the biggest concern is Jeffery's top end speed.  He struggled to outrun the defenders and create great separation.  The corners in the NFL are bigger and strong than the average college defensive back.  He needs to continue to develop as a route runner in order to overcome the speed concerns.

Overall, Jeffery is a terrific prospect with major playmaking ability.  His size and aggressive play makes him a major redzone target.  The speed concerns are legitimate but the after season draft process especially the combine could help quell those issues.

Bold statement: Alshon Jeffery will have a great season and put himself in top 5 discussion until a poor 40 time drops his stock a little.

Games viewed: Alabama ('10), Auburn ('10), Arkansas ('10), Florida State ('10), Georgia ('10)


Alshon Jeffery
6'4, 233 pounds | Wide Receiver | South Carolina

Notes:

  • Jeffery is a massive target with good size, bulk, and leaping ability
  • He shows good concentration and soft hands
  • His attacking style means that he rarely misses out on a jump ball
  • He goes up and plucks the ball out of the air using his body to box out the defender
  • His good body control helps him overcome some separation concerns
  • Jeffery runs nice balanced routes and knows how to find the openings in a zone
  • He has a nice burst out of his breaks because his long legs are able to eat up a ton of yardage
  • Redzone success is very important and Jeffery is almost unstoppable
  • The biggest question mark surrounding Jeffery will be his top end speed
  • He will struggle to out run defenders and create great separation
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