Justin Jefferson 2020 NFL Draft Profile, Pros, Cons, and Projected Teams

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Justin Jefferson 2020 NFL Draft Profile

2020 NFL Draft

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Justin Jefferson should be one of the top wide receivers selected in the 2020 draft, and he is going to be a game-changer for some NFL team. Jefferson played his high school football at Destrehan High School in Destrehan, Louisiana.

College Career: Justin Jefferson didn’t play a whole lot during his first season at LSU only having one rushing attempt. In 2018 he started to break out catching 54 passes for 875 yards and six touchdowns. In 2019 was when Jefferson really took the college game by storm catching 111 passes for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was apart of one of the most prolific offenses in recent history. And helped lead the team to the National Championship. 

Pros: There are a ton of pros that go along with Jefferson’s game. Jefferson does a great job of mixing out his route tempo to keep defenses off balance. Jefferson is also good at not showing his hands until late to not show defenses when the ball is coming. Jefferson has strong hands and is very good at body positioning to put himself in the best position to come away with a catch. 

Cons: Is good at different route tempos, but still needs to do better to get separation as he works down the field. Jefferson also needs to work at getting more explosive at the top of his routes. Jefferson is good with his footwork but he needs to be better with his hands to get off the line of scrimmage. 

Projected Teams: Justin Jefferson should go in the middle or late in the first round, and he would be a great addition to a few teams. Two NFC North teams are looking for big time wide receivers and Jefferson would look good in purple or yellow.

The Minnesota Vikings traded away Stefon Diggs and now need another wide receiver to go with Adam Thielen. The Packers still have Devante Adams but they need a true number two, and Jefferson would fit that mold. 

If the New England Patriots want to take a wide receiver for the second year in a row, they would make a lot of sense for Jefferson.


The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Pick Dawgz site consensus.