Bears rookie wideout Alshon Jeffery led the team last night in receptions and reciving yards. Bear…
Jeffery far ahead of the curve
Heading into his junior season at South Carolina, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was widely considered a potential Top 15 draft pick. He was coming off a sophomore season in which he caught 88 passes for 1,517 yards and nine touchdowns. Yet a quarterback change early in the campaign derailed the Gamecock's passing attack, forcing head coach Steve Spurrier to adopt a run-heavy approach on offense. As such, Jeffery's numbers took a big hit. He ended his junior campaign with just 49 catches for 762 yards and eight touchdowns. Rumblings then began about his weight, which reportedly ballooned to more than 230 pounds. His perceived lack of top-end speed also worried scouts. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Jeffery showed up considerably lighter, down to 215 pounds. It was a testament to his dedication but it ended up raising even more questions. No one was truly sure how losing 20 pounds would affect a receiver that relied heavily on his size to shield off defenders in college. His decision...
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