Van Jefferson - Florida

Height/Weight - 6'1/200/Hands-9.125"

Age/Birthday - 23 Years Old, (July 26, 1996)

Combine Results - 40-, Vert-", Broad-"

Class - RS Senior

Conference - SEC East

NFL Draft Projection - Round 5-6

College Stats -

2019 - Receiving: 49/657/13.4/6 (Florida)

2018 - Receiving: 35/503/14.4/6 (Florida)

2017 - Receiving: 42/456/10.9/1 (Ole Miss)

2016 - Receiving: 49/543/11.1/3 (Ole Miss)

NFL Player Comparison - Stefon Diggs, Jarvis Landry, Anthony Miller

Current ADP - 4:08 (Rookie Drafts), 218.33 (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Phenomenal route runner, routes are smooth as he makes seamless transitions 

  • Works release moves with ease & has every tool in the toolbox, to succeed in the NFL

  • Reads leverage & creates advantageous angles with ease & subtle calmness

  • Always one step ahead and knows how to throw different pitches throughout a game

  • Exceptionally quick feet with good hip sink and solid change of direction ability

  • Does well to maintain leverage after building his route & catches away from his frame

  • Gets after it as a blocker & will initiate, engage, and sustain contact throughout the play

  • Strong WR who can defeat press with foot quickness at the LOS & uses his hands well

  • Against man coverage, he's a savvy route runner who's crafty at the top of the route 

  • Strong hands at catch point, has shown instances of “extending” & catching the football

  • Demonstrates very good body control on back shoulder fades, & high-pointing ability

  • He will be a threat in the red zone due to his physicality and ability as a route runne

  • Demonstrates great competitiveness in 50/50 balls, particularly in the red zone 

  • Skill set suggests he's ideally suited as an X or Big slot inside, depending on the scheme

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Age is somewhat concerning as he will be 24 before he takes his first NFL snap

  • Naturally slight frame without much masses & can accordingly get easily bodied

  • Will get controlled at he break point by big players willing to initiate contact as well

  • Loses balance & has to false step on his breaks given the effort he puts into head fakes

  • Generally an average run after the catch player given lack of elite athletic ability 

  • Likely cordoned to the slot at the next level with a potentially low ceiling

  • Not likely to beat you on a 9 route with great play speed, but he is very competitive