Van Jefferson

WR, Florida

  • Conf SEC - East
  • Jersey #12
  • Class RS Senior
  • HT 6'2"
  • DOB 07/26/1996
  • WT 195 lbs


    PROS: The son of a 13-year NFL veteran and well seasoned high-level receivers coach, he was raised through football. First-hand perspective of how aspects of that certain lifestyle are on a daily basis and he’s received plenty of important coaching points to this point. Has experience from both the slot and outside, but his understanding of leverage remains consistent no matter the starting point. Jefferson has a keen understanding of knowing how to set defenders up in certain directions in order to create more space in others that weren’t previously present. Enough speed and wiggle in order to make the first defender miss in space. Not a blazer, but there’s an adequate amount of top-end speed present in order to generate explosive plays down-the-field. 

    CONS: Thin frame that can struggle avoiding collisions and avert physical matchups. Doesn’t have the strength in order to detach once the opposition lands their hands cleanly on his upper-body. Muscle will need to be added in order to bypass consistent losses against matchups of these types. Erratic ball placement shed light and forced him to make all types of catches. When compelled to use his hands to snare passes, there are often lots of double catching. In traffic, he jumps unnecessarily with body catches, which stole time from the after the catch process. Over the shoulder catches are the type where he shows the most comfort and consistency.

    Updated: 7/25/19