This is our Alshon Jeffery scouting report. It will be continuously updated between now and the 2012 N.F.L. draft (and perhaps beyond). Jeffery is an immensely talented Wide receiver prospect who should go in the top ten in the N.F.L. draft because of his size, work-ethic, and talent.
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6’3″ 213 pounds
4.38 second 40 yd dash (unofficial from pro day) 36.5″ vertical jump, 10’2″ broad jump
“He was already so big and skilled, but he just had OK speed,” said Spurrier Jr. “A lot of times you don’t see guys get faster when they’re in college, but he lifted weights more and spent more time conditioning and he went from being a 4.65 or 4.7 (40-yard dash speed) guy to maybe a 4.5 guy.
Pros--great size…good strength…good hand…nose for the end zone…ability to get open…consistency…good after the catch…such a wide catch radius…open even when he’s not…does a great job adjusting to the ball…hard worker and a great athlete…durable..big wingspan…big hands…Not a Diva…plus blocker…beats press coverage off the snap
Cons--No glaring weaknesses to his game…could be a better route runner…not blazing speed (plus speed for his height though)…will take time to adjust to speed of the NFL…not a return man…at least early in 2011 production is not great because of quarterback play..could be a better blocker for his size
Player comparison--Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Jesse’s player comparison: Brandon Marshall (a less volatile more dedicated version of)
Also check out a great “Tale of the Tape” Written by Matt Miller who compares Alshon Jeffery to Calvin Johnson
Jeffery is an excellent prospect for the N.F.L. He has the requisite size, athletic ability to be a dominant force in the N.F.L. and should be able to have his way with almost all cornerbacks in the national Football league. He’s not going to run by DeAngelo Hall on an spring or anything, but whoc ares. Jeffery is one of the few players in the league who is open even when he’s not open. He’s not a prototypical Diva that you find around the N.F.L. now. Jeffery is what Brandon Marshall could be if he really, really buckled down and applied himself. My favorite player in the league is Hakeem Nicks because he’s such a good player, but when you hear him talk all he talks about is what he could do better, what he didn’t do well in a game, or how he just needs to “keep improving”. This the mantra Jeffery seems to have from when I’ve heard him speak and that’s absolutely huge. Imagine if Jeffery ends up with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. That’ll be unreal and unfair for N.F.C. South cornerbacks (and the rest of the league), and is a lock for the top 10.
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