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Grade
44.0 ?
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.06 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 223LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Jefferson had an up-and-down career at Louisiana State, where he started every game in his sophomore and junior years after taking over toward the end of his freshman year. After some off-the-field issues prior to his senior year at LSU, Jefferson split time with fellow senior QB Jarrett Lee, and did nothing to overwhelm NFL talent evaluators. He had an uninspired showing in the BCS National Championship game, and although he was limited by the offense he played in that showcased a lot of the talent around him rather than as a throwing QB, Jefferson hasn't shown enough transferable skills at this point to garner a draft pick, but an athlete with his size and SEC experience should get a shot in camp.

Analysis

Strengths

Jefferson has good size at just under 6-foot-4, 220 pounds. He is a decent game manager running a spread-option offense, and is an athletic mover when avoiding pressure or moving outside the pocket. He has a consistent, explosive drop set that puts him in a good position on his five- and seven-step drops. He has the arm strength to make NFL throws, and has shown accuracy on some deep balls over the years. He can extend plays with his feet, and has started a lot of games against top-notch SEC competition throughout his career.

Weaknesses

Jefferson has serious mechanical issues that effect his play. He locks out his front leg when stepping into the ball, and the follow through that results from this stiff motion causes him to have an inconsistent release point that makes it very difficult to make quick, accurate throws in the short game. When in a two-minute offense or under pressure late in a game, Jefferson uses poor judgment and is ripe for turnovers. He lacks awareness in the pocket and tries to rely on his scrambling ability too heavily, causing him to take bad sacks. There are many fundamental elements of Jefferson's game that need work before he would be ready to run an NFL offense.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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