By nearly all accounts, South Carolina Gamecocks WR Alshon Jeffery is the best receiver in the SEC, if not the nation.
Already named to several preseason All-America teams, 2010’s Biletnikoff runner-up is poised for another BIG, high-flying, TD reception-filled season of Saturdays — assuming he isn’t moved to DE prior to the Gamecocks September 3rd opener against ECU that is.
Devin Taylor (#98) is listed at 6’7″, 260; Jeffery (#1) at 6’4″, 239. Not buying it.
There’s just no way Devin’s got Alshon by 20+ pounds. Indeed, it’s quite possible Mr. Jeffery has been stealing food from the Gamecocks’ First-Team SEC and All-American DE. That or Alshon simply bailed on South Carolina’s pre-season conditioning programs.
For a bit more perspective on Alshon’s alarming pooch, consider that Sophomore RB Marcus Lattimore checks in at around 6’0″, 232. With that in mind, I’m thinking Jeffrey’s pushing 270 right about now.
Either way, I doubt those moobs will affect Alshon’s performance too much this season — he’s got another 30-days to shape up for ECU, after all. Then again, I suppose it’s possible that Jeffery could be mailing his Junior year in to a certain degree; protecting himself for the 2012 NFL Draft, where he should be one of the first three WR’s off the board.
We’ll find out soon enough. Until then, however, let’s call a spade a spade, and Alshon Jeffrey fat. No need to sugar coat it. The proof is in the pudding, and so too, apparently, is Alshon Jeffery.
Thanks to the Admiral for the tip…