Justin Jefferson


  • Conf SEC - West
  • Jersey #2
  • Class Junior
  • HT 6'2"
  • DOB 06/16/1999
  • WT 185 lbs



    Pros: This player has good proactive athleticism for the position. He’s a bit of a strider but has displayed some instances of suddenness off the line of scrimmage. He has sufficient deep speed on 8 and 9 routes, while also displaying good catch efficiency in the exposures I evaluated. He displays good instincts against zone and will adjust his route accordingly. He is a crafty route runner who knows how to set up defenders to win against man coverage. He is good in contested catch situations and demonstrates very good body control to adjust on back shoulder throws. Plays with good toughness and will catch flanker drives and shallow crosses over middle when contact is imminent. Appears to be more effective in the intermediate to deep areas.

    Cons: Although he will likely test with sufficient deep speed overall, his play speed often appears slower than that. He’s not a dynamic athlete with regards to change of direction, movement skills and short area agility. Needs to be more consistent coming off the ball hard to threaten the defender in off coverage as the game progresses. Has some instances of allowing the ball to get into his frame in the short to intermediate area. Due to his lack of elite dynamic ability in a short area, he needs to become more consistent at extending on his catches. He may very well be in a lot of contested catch situations against man coverage. For as athletic as he is, he doesn't always create separation at the top of the route against man. He also needs to use his hands better to defeat press. He could afford to be more consistent with attention to detail in regards to route depth at critical points in the game.

    Updated: 11/01/2019