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Alshon Jeffery to Panthers?

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I am positive that the people who talk down about Alshon do not watch the Gamecocks play. Stats don't tell the story. Before Stephen Garcia was kicked off the team, he was the QB throwing the ball to Alshon. That should tell you enough right there. Garcia couldn't hit the broad sign of a barn with a beach ball standing five feet away. Then Shaw came in and showed that he could get the ball to Alshon. However, two HUGE injuries hurt Alshon's case. First to Kyle Nunn, the LT and leader of the OL, and then to Lattimore. Before those two injuries teams had to stack the box to stop Lattimore and had to blitz to get to Shaw leaving Alshon open. That worked great, but didn't even last an entire game before Nunn got hurt and then Lattimore went down the next game. Now the USC OL is absolutely hideous and even though Brandon Wilds, the RB taking over for Latti is pretty good, teams have just started rushing four and dropping everyone back in coverage with a CB and a S specifically on Alshon. The sad thing is that even with only rushing 4 the DLs are completely manhandling USC's OL and Shaw can't get the ball to Alshon in double coverage.

Now, as for the people talking about his YAC...it doesn't help that he gets a ton of jump balls and not much else (go back to the QB and OL problems) or the fact that he gets those stupid bubble screens to pick up about 3 or 4 because he's having to drag defenders when the other WRs won't block. If you think he is slow and is incapable of breaking off long runs then watch his 70+ yard catch (was about a 15 yard catch and he put on the after burners) against Tennessee last year, the entire Auburn regular season game last year, and his 80 yard catch against Arkansas two years ago where he got behind 3 DBs and took off. He's not the fastest guy, but he's easily the best possession receiver in the draft (I'd go as far as to say he is better than Larry Fitzgerald and Sidney Rice too) and he has a decent amount of speed...enough to pull away from defenders when he gets some room.

Unfortunately, I don't think anyone is going to read this because it is "too long".

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I'll admit I haven't watched Jeffery a whole lot but does he have nfl speed? I've never seen him get good separation. SEC or not, it seems like NFL DBs would be stuck all over him.

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I'll admit I haven't watched Jeffery a whole lot but does he have nfl speed? I've never seen him get good separation. SEC or not, it seems like NFL DBs would be stuck all over him.

In a word: yes.

The guy can drive down the field fast. 4.4 is his hi 40 time, with an average in the lo 4.5's. Blackmon is a tad faster accelerator, but Jeffery certainly has the speed to run by DB's and then some. Those long legs on that 6'4" frame certainly help too.

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He may time 4.4, but he plays a lot slower.

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He may time 4.4, but he plays a lot slower.

There is absolutely nothing that warrants this, nor gives it any shred of credibility.

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Blackmon is better, just accept it.

Did I ever say that Jeffery was better? Just accept the fact that Alshon is better than you give him credit. Actually, if I had to pick between the two, I'd want Blackmon for this offense (mostly because he can take over for Smith and Lafell is already a possession type receiver...also because I think Blackmon is a bit better than Alshon). But for all of you who say that Alshon is gonna be a bust, can't run, and is the same as Williams and Jarrett, that's just ridiculous. As for the speed...like I said, he's not a burner. But these two teams had some pretty good speed in their defensive backfield:

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There is absolutely nothing that warrants this, nor gives it any shred of credibility.

Other than watching the videos and seeing damn near everyone catch him.

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Speed is not his game. Although, he's faster than Sidney Rice. And he has better jump-ball skills than Sidney. But I guess Sidney sucks too?

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