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Jordan Jefferson

Jordan Jefferson - #9 - QB

Height: 6-4 1/8
Weight: 223
Speed: 4.63
Arm: 33
Hand: 10 1/4
Wingspan: 77 3/8
Birthdate: 08/25/1990
Hometown: Covington, LA
Grade: 4.75

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/22/2012 LSU Pro Day 6-4 3/8 222 10 1/4 32 3/4 9'7"
02/29/2012 Combine 6-4 1/8 223 10 1/4 33 77 3/8 4.62 14 9'8" 36 1/2 4.07 6.82
01/30/2012 Players Classic 6-4 3/8 223 10 32 5/8 77 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 7/8 216 10 1/4 32 7/8 78 3/8 4.65

 

Notes:

 Led his team to a 15-0 record, a Louisiana state championship and 5A Offensive Player of the Year as a prep senior. The four-star recruit missed half of his junior season with a broken wrist. Made seven appearances as a true freshman in 2008, including two starts, and completed 36-of-73 pass attempts (49.3 percent) for 419 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Had 49 rushing attempts for 134 yards (2.7-yard average) and one touchdown. Took over as the starter in ’09 when he threw for 182-296-2,166-17-7 (61.5) and rushed for 112-171-1 (1.5) in 12 starts. Missed the Louisiana Tech game with an ankle injury. Was the youngest QB to start a season opener for LSU since Y.A. Tittle in 1945. Made all 13 starts in ’10 and set the school record for rushing yards by a QB after posting 123-450-7 (3.7) and throwing for 118-209-1,411-7-10 (56.5). Was suspended for the first four games of the ’11 season after being arrested for an August bar fight and charged with felony second-degree battery. The charges were reduced to misdemeanor battery and he was reinstated to the team. Saw action in 10 games (five starts) and passed for 61-100-737-6-2 (61.0) while adding 75-263-3 (3.5) on the ground. Set the school’s career record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,018. Had a 24-8 record in 32 career starts. Team captain.

Positives:

Outstanding size and straight-line speed. Has an explosive, live arm and can zip it with high velocity. Agile in the pocket to avoid the rush. Athletic and can create some plays outside the pocket on the move. Good competitor. 

Negatives:

Has a tight delivery. Not accurate — sprays the ball and makes his receivers work hard. Erratic ball placement. Marginal touch and anticipation — struggles to change ball speeds. Shaky decision maker — late to cycle through reads and come off his primary. Is easily flustered — must learn to settle down and relax in the pocket. Character needs to be investigated.

Summary:

Has a big-time, major-league arm to consider developing as a No. 3 in a vertical offense, but still has a long ways to go and is a very raw developmental project at this stage.


Jordan Jefferson's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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