South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey is like the rich man's version of Vontaze Burfict. Jeffrey is the well-known college star that once appeared destined for the top of the first round that doesn't look as strong under the harsh glare of the pre-draft spotlight.
While Burfict could fall all the way out of the draft, Jeffrey figures only to drop to round two or three. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel explains why:
"Known for sense of entitlement, poor work habits. His production took a nosedive last year (1,517 yards to 762). Weight fluctuates."
That weight has become a hot topic. The Jets are reportedly interested in Jeffrey, but one scout told ESPNNewYork that Jeffrey had a "gut" during the season. The same scout said Jeffrey loves to eat. Jeffrey's weight ballooned to 240 during the season before falling to 216 for the Combine.
Big-bodied receivers that struggle to separate often struggle at the NFL level. Jeffrey relied on his ability to overpower college defenders, but that won't work at the next level.