Van Jefferson

WR, Florida

  • Conf SEC - East
  • Jersey #12
  • Class RS Senior
  • HT 6'2"
  • DOB 07/26/1996
  • WT 197 lbs





    PROS: Wicked route runner for the college level. Works release moves with intentionality and has every tool in the toolbox, to a level that many NFL players have not yet reached in their careers. Reads leverage and creates advantageous angles with ease and calmness -- is always one step ahead and knows how to throw different pitches throughout a game against the same opponent. Delightfully quick feet with good hip sink and solid change of direction ability make his releases NFL-caliber when athletic opponents improve. Does well to maintain leverage after building his route and will catch away from his frame to protect the football from opponents -- just great technique through and through. Gets after it as a blocker and will initiate, engage, and sustain contact.

    CONS: Limited athletically and maxed out -- will be 24 before he takes his first NFL snap. Has a naturally slight frame without much masses and can accordingly got easily bodied off of his red line by physical corners; will get controlled at he break point by big players willing to initiate contact as well, though does well to draw flags with his effort through contact and against leverage. Often loses balance and has to false step on his breaks given the effort he throws into his head fakes and urgency with which he plays. Late hands flash to the ball at times when he's trying to pluck it out of the air and become a runner. Generally an average RAC player given lack of elite athletic ability. Likely cordoned to the slot at the next level with a low ceiling.

    Updated: 12/17/19