Conference: Western Athletic
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Biography: Part-time starter the past three seasons who made his mark returning kicks. Defensive totals as a senior included 36 tackles with a 23.2 yard average on 26 kick returns. Junior season averages of 29.3 yard returning kicks after leading the nation as a sophomore with an average of 35.8 yards.
Positives: Athletic prospect solid size and upside potential. Possesses both closing and recovery speed, strong, and packs a punch at the point of attack. Wraps up tackling and brings opposing ball-carriers down on initial contact. Quick flipping his hips and fluid moving in all areas of the field. Explosive kick returner who alters the momentum of games with long returns.
Negatives: Lacks top awareness in coverage, trails opposing receivers, and makes plays after the fact. Struggles to get his head back around and position himself to defend the throw. Stiff pedaling in reverse.
Analysis: Jefferson is a top flight athlete still who needs a lot of polish on his game. He's a devastating kick returner than in could keep on a roster as a ninth defensive back.
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