Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery quickly has become a man among boys, using a six-foot, three-inch frame and arms that seem to belong to an even taller man to make acrobatic catches in traffic.
Jeffery’s performance and potential will surely make folks who passed on the former South Carolina wideout regret not putting his name on a card.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News points out that the Jets surely rue the decision to take receiver Stephen Hill over Jeffery. Hill was the 43rd pick in the 2012 draft; Jeffery went two picks later.
Other teams that surely are muttering profanities when watching Jeffery’s sizable sizzle reel include the Rams (who took Brian Quick with the 33rd selection) and the 49ers (who selected A.J. Jenkins with pick 30).
Teams that drafted players at other positions likely are feeling remorse, including the team that used the 42nd overall pick. On a tackle. Named Jonathan Martin.
Between Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, it’s hard for the Bears to go wrong at the quarterback position. Whether Jay Cutler or Josh McCown or Cade McNown, plenty of guys would look pretty good with Marshall and Jeffery running the routes and making difficult catches look routine.