Justin Jefferson is a large receiver who’s seeking to make the soar from faculty to the professionals.
The NFL hopeful spent three years at LSU and is thought to be top-of-the-line huge receiver prospects within the 2020 NFL Draft. Popping out of Destrehan Excessive College in Louisiana, Jefferson was rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports activities and Scout.
He recorded 44 catches for 956 yards and 9 touchdowns as a senior in highschool.
Listed here are 5 different issues to find out about Jefferson.
1) HOW DOES HE STACK UP?
Jefferson is listed at 6-foot-1, 202 kilos. On the NFL Mix, he had 33-inch arms and 9 1/8-inch fingers. Jefferson ran a 4.43 40-yard sprint, and had a 37.5-inch vertical soar.
2) TRIO OF BROTHERS
Justin was the third Jefferson brother to play for LSU in faculty. His one brother Jordan was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Tigers from 2008-11, and his different sibling Rickey performed security for LSU from 2013-16.
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3) MONSTER JUNIOR SEASON
In his remaining season suiting up for LSU, Jefferson was on the top of 111 receptions from quarterback Joe Burrow in a nationwide championship season for the Tigers. He additionally had 1,540 receiving yards with 18 touchdowns.
4) VIDEO GAME NUMBERS
Jefferson performed large when it mattered most this previous season.
Towards Oklahoma within the Faculty Soccer Playoff semifinals, Jefferson had 14 receptions for 227 yards and 4 touchdowns, all of which got here within the first half, for LSU in a dominating 63-28 win over the Sooners within the Peach Bowl semifinal sport.
Burrow, the eventual Heisman Trophy winner, threw for seven touchdowns and 493 passing yards. LSU constructed a 49-14 lead on the half, the place Jefferson had 9 catches for 186 yards.
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5) WHERE DO THE EXPERTS BELIEVE HE’LL GO?
Jefferson is projected to go within the first spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft.
CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy are projected to be the primary two huge receivers off the board.
After them, Jefferson, Henry Ruggs III of Alabama together with Clemson’s Tee Higgins and Baylor’s Denzel Mims are anticipated to be the subsequent crop of gamers to be drafted on the place.
Many specialists consider Jefferson has ties to the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 21 general.