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Alshon Jeffery to the Bears: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 02: Alshon Jeffery #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks makes a catch during the Capitol One Bowl against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Florida Citrus Bowl on January 2, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Matt MillerNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 27, 2012

Potentially the steal of the 2012 NFL draft, Alshon Jeffery has enough talent that he's the No. 1 wide receiver on our big board.

Jeffery has the ability to stretch an offense vertically, using big size (6'3", 215 pounds) and sure hands to take over games.

There are slight concerns about Jeffery's weight, as there is a photo of him looking heavy before the 2011 season began, but he was a smooth 215 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine, and again at the South Carolina pro day. 

Jeffery doesn't possess great game-breaking speed, but he's a long strider who can get open using his length, build and vertical to make plays. When the 2012 NFL draft is graded in three years, we believe Jeffery will be the No. 1 wide receiver from this class.

 

Pick Analysis

In a last-minute trade, the Chicago Bears swapped picks with the St. Louis Rams to grab arguably the most talented wide receiver in the draft. Of course, there's a reason all that talent slid into the second round—he doesn't possess blinding speed by NFL standards and there are questions swirling about his offseason work ethic after he showed up overweight. The pick is a bit of a gamble, but look out for Chicago if the gamble works.

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