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#1 Cat'sGrowl

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 03:22 PM

Alshon Jeffery, #1 WR, S. Carolina.

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Bio Blast: 6'4" 229 lbs. 21 years old.

Pro Comparison: Larry Fitzgerald

40 time: Lo: 4.46 Hi: 4.65

Career stats at SC:

Freshmen Season:-46 rec. 763 yards 6 TD's

Sophomore Season-88 rec. 1517 yards 9 TD's

Junior Season (thru eight games)- 33 rec. 468 yards 5 TD


Player Bio, per Gamecock website.

All-America and Biletnikoff candidate... preseason first-team All-SEC and All-America according to Phil Steele... also named to Playboy's preseason All-America team... outstanding talent and the work ethic to match... in the process of re-writing the Gamecock record books for receivers... ranks eighth in career receptions (134) and fourth in career yards (2,280) after just two seasons... has at least one reception in 23 straight games... Has 11 100-yard receiving games, tying Sidney Rice's school record... is the SEC active leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions... has played in 27 games, starting 21.

2010: One of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to nation's top receiver... first-team All-America as selected by AFCA, FWAA, Phil Steele and ESPN.com... second-team All-America by Walter Camp, Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and CollegeFootballNews.com... unanimous first-team All-SEC selection... named All-Sophomore by CollegeFootballNews.com... set the single-season school records in both receptions (88) and receiving yards (1,517)... led the SEC in receiving yards per game (108.4) and was second in receptions per game (6.29)... had eight games with 100+ yards receiving... Had seven catches for 106 yards vs. Southern Miss... posted an almost identical line vs. Georgia with seven grabs for 103 yards... just missed a third-straight 100-yard game with 97 on five catches vs. Furman... had the fourth-best receiving game in Carolina history with 192 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions at Auburn, including a 69-yard reception... logged a seven-catch, 127-yard performance against Alabama, including a highlight-reel one-handed grab on the sideline with a defender grabbing his jersey... hauled in a career-high nine passes for 158 yards at Vanderbilt, including a season-long 72-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter to seal the win... had three catches for 87 yards vs. Tennessee, including a 70-yard touchdown... missed another 100-yard game by one with seven catches for 99 yards vs. Arkansas... caught five passes for 123 yards in the first half vs. Troy... had a touchdown catch among five grabs for 141 yards in win over Clemson, earning Ernest Brooks Offensive MVP accolades... tied his career high with nine catches for 130 yards in the Chick-fil-A Bowl loss to Florida State.

2009: First-team Freshman All-American as selected by the FWAA, Phil Steele, Scout.com and CollegeFootballNews.com... first-team SEC All-Freshman selected by the coaches... named fourth-team All-SEC by Phil Steele... played in all 13 games, starting the final seven... led the squad with 46 catches for 763 yards, 16.6 yards per catch... second on the team with six touchdowns... averaged 58.7 yards and 3.54 catches per game, the eighth and 10th best marks respectively in the SEC... was the only freshman in the top 10 in either category... recorded five catches for 56 yards through the first five games but had 41 catches (5.1/game) for 707 yards (88.4/game) over the final eight contests... caught his first TD pass, a 20-yarder, against SC State... named the SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance against Kentucky... caught seven passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns, including a spectacular one-handed grab in that contest... the three TD receptions tied for the second-highest single game mark in school history... earned his first start at Alabama... caught four passes for 83 yards, including a 52-yarder, against the Tide... logged a season-best 161 receiving yards in the win over Vanderbilt... had his third 100-yard receiving game when he went for 118 at Arkansas including a career-long 80-yard scoring catch.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-way player at Calhoun County, graduating in 2009... named first-team All-State by The State as a defensive back... caught 35 passes for 740 yards and 14 TDs as a senior... averaged 65 yards on kickoff returns and 35 yards on punt returns with three touchdowns... totaled 50 tackles on defense... selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the Under Armour All-American Game... logged 910 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns as a junior in 2007... ranked 99th on Rivals.com's Top 100 list... considered the nation's 13th-best wide receiver and the fourth-best player in the state of South Carolina by the website... was a four-star recruit and the 22nd-best wide receiver in the nation, according to Scout.com... ranked as the 74th-best player in the nation by PrepStar... regarded as the fourth-best player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep... ranked 103rd on the ESPNU 150... also was a standout on the basketball court... helped Calhoun County win four state titles... coached on the hardwood by former Gamecock standout Zam Fredrick Sr... originally committed to Southern Cal and also considered Tennessee among many offers.

PERSONAL: Alshon Jeffery is working towards a degree in sociology... brother, Shamier, is a 2011 South Carolina signee.


Why The Panthers Should Draft Him: Should Jeffery fall to the Panthers wherever they may pick, he's an absolute must have. Drafting a top flight WR while Steve Smith is still an elite WR would go a long way to keeping the Panthers on the rise. Although Jeffery shouldn't require a long transition period due to his large size, good speed, and down right physical nature of his play, the double team's that Steve Smith draws should go a long way to making Jeffery the top contender for OROY. Jeffery is as close to a sure thing a WR can get, and the fact that he is a local product doesn't hurt either. A modest young man who has dominated the best conference in college football's best CB's, Alshon should be the pick. Give Cam Newton a WR he can tie his career to.

Some websites that agree: (although their draft position for us is the suck)

http://walterfootbal...m/draft2012.php
http://www.draftcoun...ock-Draft-A.php

Alshon Jeffery Draft analysis video.



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Props to me for most informative thread I have ever created.

Edited by Cat'sGrowl, 02 November 2011 - 12:01 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:15 PM

Everyone knows Justin Blackmon is #1, if Jeffrey wasn't a cock we wouldn't be burdened with all these threads.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:19 PM

Should Jeffery fall??

Wtf? How is Jeffery going to "fall" when the Panthers will have the no. 1 pick in 2012?

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:20 PM

This guy has Mike Williams (the USC one) written all over him.

gimme Blackmon

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:22 PM

Several impressive catches, but most of it was him catching passes sitting between zones wide open and getting tackled by much faster guys.

Didn't see anything that puts his ahead of Blackmon or Floyd.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:24 PM

I'll take Jeffery over Blackmon anyday, this coming from a LSU fan.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:32 PM

This guy has Mike Williams (the USC one) written all over him.

gimme Blackmon


You mean the guy who struggled with the lowly Lions and is now a good WR?

lol.

Blackmon has Dwayne Jarrett written all over him. Can go up and make nice catches against weak college teams, but his skill set isn't much beyond that.

I take Jeffery who is an absolute playmaker every day.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:35 PM

Everyone knows Justin Blackmon is #1, if Jeffrey wasn't a cock we wouldn't be burdened with all these threads.


lolwut?

Everyone who sucks the penis of my favorite conference thinks Blackmon is better, and if you guys weren't too busy being homers for yours, you'd realize it!

I will make a nice solid financial bet that Jeffery will get taken higher than Blackmon next year, barring injury or Jeffery returning for his senior year.

I'd say legal trouble as well, but Blackmon already has a history of that, while Jeffery is squeeky clean.

(by the way, you proved your letting your personal feelings get the best of you when you put Floyd ahead of him. That was just laughable.)

Edited by Cat'sGrowl, 08 September 2011 - 06:44 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:38 PM

There's absolutely no way in hell Alshons low 40 time of 4.46 is legit....

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:40 PM

No, of course not! Hard pressed to find a WR who can beat 4.7 these days!

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:42 PM

I'm not a OSU or Blackmon homer, but I saw little to get excited about in that highlight reel of Jeffrey.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:44 PM

I'm not a OSU or Blackmon homer, but I saw little to get excited about in that highlight reel of Jeffrey.


Agreed, if we were dead set on taking WR I would rather have Blackmon...

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:47 PM

I'm not a OSU or Blackmon homer, but I saw little to get excited about in that highlight reel of Jeffrey.


You've already stated that you are a OU fan. You've already admitted you haven't watched Jeffery play. Your argument that we should not want Jeffery because we are biased, but it appears to be a vague offshoot of SEC hate rather than an informed decision. You are sticking up for what you know, and attacking my post by claiming the only reason I want Jeffery is because he's a Gamecock (by the way, yes, I have watched Blackmon play)

It's ironic.

BTW, I'm still up for that bet.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:52 PM

My problem with Jeffery is that he lacks the speed to gain separation from defenders. He really is a lot like Dwayne was at USC. DJ was absolutely unstoppable against DB's who he had comparable speed to or who weren't as good at covering a WR. As soon as he got to the NFL it didn't matter how good his hands were because he couldn't gain separation from the defender and wasn't a very good route runner. I see a lot of the same qualities in AJ....

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:52 PM

I think the SEC is the best conference in the nation. I don't have a dog in this fight and have no bias.

Honestly, if I had to pick between AJ and JB, I'm taking Malcolm Floyd.


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