During his senior season at South Carolina, questions surfaced about wide receiver Alshon Jeffery’s conditioning. But Jeffery is taking steps to make sure there are no such questions during his rookie year with the Bears.
Jeffery, the Bears’ second-round draft pick, has decided not to attend the 2012 NFL Rookie Premiere, an event in Los Angeles celebrating some of the league’s top rookie, so that he won’t miss any time in the Bears’ offseason program, ESPN Chicago reports.
Jeffery is also already picking the brains of veteran Bears players to try to learn some of the offense now, even before the Bears begin their minicamp on Friday. Bears backup quarterback Josh McCown worked out with Jeffery last weekend and liked what he saw.
“I was very impressed with him mentally,” McCown said. “Great hands, too.”
And if he’s in great shape, Jeffery will be a great deal for the Bears in the second round.