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Depending on who is doing the scouting, South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery or Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon is college football's best NFL prospect at wide receiver.
Big (he's 6'4", 229 pounds) and talented, Jeffery has the build of a small tight end, the speed of a wideout and the leaping ability of a dunk-happy NBA shooting guard.
Through nine games, it's probably very fair to say Jeffery has been underutilized.
The junior has a team-high 36 receptions for 487 yards (13.5 ypc) and five touchdowns. That means he's accruing just four catches for an average of 54.1 yards-a-game.
In fairness, the Gamecocks have swapped quarterbacks (going from now-departed Stephen Garcia to Connor Shaw), and sophomore tailback Marcus Lattimore (1,000 all-purpose yards, 11 touchdowns) was looking like a Heisman Trophy candidate before going down with a season-ending ACL tear in the seventh game.
Florida's secondary is young and inexperienced, and Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews caught 170 yards worth of passes, including a pair of touchdowns, against it last Saturday afternoon in The Swamp.
Matthews is very good and has a bright future, but Jeffery is a special player who could pose serious problems for UF.