Alshon Jeffery timed in 4.4-4.5 range at Pro Day

AP

South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery caught some criticism when he opted out of all testing at last month’s Scouting Combine. Jeffery didn’t even go through on-field drills. He only weighed in.

Jeffery participated in the Gamecocks’ Pro Day on Wednesday, however, and may have helped his draft stock. Scouts on hand timed his forty-yard dash in the high-4.4 to low-4.5 range, according to Kevin Weidl of ESPN Scouts Inc. SI.com’s Tony Pauline had Jeffery at 4.55 on his first run. Jeffery also weighed in at 213, down three pounds from his Combine weigh-in.

He’s clearly prioritized losing weight during the offseason.

Per the Gamecocks’ sports website, Jeffery registered a 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump and 36.5-inch vertical leap. They’re both solid if unspectacular measurements for a 6-foot-3, 213-pound receiver.

The impressive workout may force NFL evaluators to go back and watch Jeffery’s game tape. What they’ll find, according to NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, is that Jeffery does not create separation from defensive backs downfield and isn’t worth a first-round pick.

24 responses to “Alshon Jeffery timed in 4.4-4.5 range at Pro Day

  1. He’s handling being fat for his last college season better than Vontaze Burfict. By the way, how did Burfict’s agent let him go out there and run a 5.1? Wouldn’t it have been best to just let him do no drills the whole offseason and hope some poor team drafts him the mid-rounds?

    Alshon will got in round 2 I believe.

  2. Alshon has some solid qualities but seperation isn’t one of them, WR class is a bit thin this year though and that helps his stock as well as his big frame and physical play. Looking like a second round draftee with first round potential. Browns could do well to draft him with a late second round or early 3rd round pick if he’s available their.

  3. 36 1/2 inch vertical for a 6ft3 200 pound receiver is unspectacular?

    It’s unspectacular because of his speed and in ability to gain seperation from db’s. but with proper coaching and some serious hardwork he could be really good. Some team could get a gem in the mid second round if he pans out.

  4. Honestly, I think it’s funny how Alshon Jeffrey trimmed down so much weight just to run a fast 40.

    No disrespect to Kevin Everett and his life-changing injury, but he’s looking like Kevin Everett after football!!!!

    Compared to everyone else he’s going to look like a physically underdeveloped basketball center!!!!

  5. @empirework When he jumps his head will be over 9 feet in the air. Even with shorter arms grabbing a ball at 11-11.5 getting in the air should be no problem.

  6. thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Mar 28, 2012 11:54 AM
    Is he worth the third pick in the second round? The Vikings have cornered the market on South Carolina WRs in recent years.

    While you typed this in jest; I have a feeling that if he does slip to the 2nd round, depending on what CBs are still available, the Vikings will take him.
    That being said…Mike Williams anyone?

  7. thankheavenfornumberseven says:

    Is he worth the third pick in the second round? The Vikings have cornered the market on South Carolina WRs in recent years.

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    Yeah, the Vikings have tried a couple of South Carolina receivers in recent years, with limited success at best. That said, if Jeffrey is available at the top of round 2, I can see the Vikings taking a chance on him. He’s a huge target with great hands, something that the Vikings QBs are going to need. He’s got better hands than Troy Williamson, and hopefully better health than Sidney Rice.

    As for the secondary, Rick Spielman doesn’t seem to think that part of the team needs upgrading. If he didn’t he’d have actually made an effort to land at least one new starter, especially at safety.

  8. That’s nice, but Jeff Ireland only would be interested if his mom is not a prostitute. Ireland has a unique eye for “talent”.

  9. I lost three lbs yesterday during my softball game. Just sayin’, losing 3lbs is not a clear indication of any intent to lose weight…

  10. We’reFineThere says:
    Mar 28, 2012 12:01 PM
    He’s handling being fat for his last college season better than Vontaze Burfict. By the way, how did Burfict’s agent let him go out there and run a 5.1? Wouldn’t it have been best to just let him do no drills the whole offseason and hope some poor team drafts him the mid-rounds?

    Alshon will got in round 2 I believe.
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    You’re actually comparing the speed of a WR to that of a LB? Why don’t you ask how Jerries can tackle?

    Chunk Jefferies may be drafted as a WR, but unless he stays on Jenny Craig he may be a TE by the end of his rookie contract.

  11. I wanted the Bears to take Michael Floyd in the 1st round but he is probably going to be gone now.
    If they do not pick a WR with their first pick I would be more than happy if they could get this guy in the 2nd round.
    Teaming him up with Brandon Marshall would make things a lot easier for him as far as coverage goes.

    He is worth taking a chance on.

  12. Jeffery’s numbers better overall than Blackmon, Wright, Randle, Sanu. Equal to Floyd. So much for the media myth about Jeffery.

    His hands are the best of the receivers and he has the best personality of anyone in the draft. Hands down. All the draftniks choking on their stale pizza this AM.

  13. Beware of players who have played overweight their entire career, yet only lose weight before their pro days in front of scouts. This raises red flags as to the player’s dedication to his conditioning. With a big contract, the incentive is gone.

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