If he had Jimmy Clausen throwing him the ball last year, it would have been light years better than what he actually went through. The quarterback play for SC was at best....well, atrocious until the last 2-3 games of the season when Connor Shaw, a sophomore that hadn't played much at all, had to step in and get a feel for everything on the fly. Stephen Garcia decided this past season that booze and doing whatever he does was more important than focusing on being a good QB. While inconsistent, in the two previous years when he was throwing to Alshon (and could actually hit the broad side of a barn) ....Alshon was arguably as good as AJ Green....and his production on the field proves that
When someone can get him the ball, he is deadly and has made the most of his opportunities when he was actually targeted.
Its unfortunate that horrible quarterback play has affected his draft stock as much as it has.
Also, sad as it is to say, a good team who knows what they are doing will draft him and gladly steal him from the teams who scoffed at "declining numbers" last year and whatnot.
He's more NFL ready than Melvin Ingram too (who was a 1 year starter) but you won't hear the experts say that either.
Having a pooty QB and his lack of production isn't what is scaring some of the NFL guys. It is his inability to get open, something he struggled with last year.
SEC CBs are good, NFL CBs are better and it is a lot harder to just go up and get the ball at the next level. He is going to have to do better to be a #1 receiver in the NFL. He is going to be good regardless, but to become a legit #1 he has to do things he hasn't shown enough of.