Rankings

Player Display Name: 
A J Jefferson

Defensive end
School: Mississippi State | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 282 | 40: 4.95 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.24
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who missed two games as a senior due to a shoulder injury. Finished second on the team with 10.5 tackles for loss, adding 30 tackles with four sacks and one forced fumble. Ranked ninth in the SEC with 13.5 tackles for loss as a junior in 2015 and finished with 47 tackles and five sacks. Combined for 47 tackles (11 for loss) and 4.5 sacks during his first two seasons with the Bulldogs.
Pos: 
Slightly underrated defensive line prospect who could surprise at the next level. Strong, fires off the snap with a quick first step and displays a solid closing burst. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself or get off blocks, plays with intensity and keeps coming. Relatively agile with the ability to redirect to the action. Occasionally stands up over tackle and shows the ability to neutralize blockers.
Neg: 
Average speed off the edge. Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point.
Analysis: 
Jefferson offers solid size as well as growth potential with an opportunity to develop into a two-gap end.