Chris Jefferson
Chris Jefferson  S  Purdue | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Chris Jefferson
Height
5-11
Weight
190
College
Purdue
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
Euclid, OH
57.0/100
Player Rating
117
PositionRank (DB)
4.65
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
2
Interception YDS
127
Passes Defensed
5
Tackles
17
Sol tackles
12

Chris Jefferson S Purdue | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Chris Jefferson S Purdue
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.65 seconds (21%*)
Overall Rank: #512 Position Rank: #117 (DB)
Height: 5-11 (16%*)
Weight: 190 (3%*)
Weight: 190 (3%*)
Hands: 9 4/8 (63%*)
Arm: 30 6/8 (20%*)
Arm: 30 6/8 (20%*)
Span: 74 3/8 (24%*)
Span: 74 3/8 (24%*)
Date of Birth: 06/16/2000 Age: 22.7
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.65 seconds (21%*)
Overall Rank: #512 Position Rank: #117 (DB)
Height: 5-11 (16%*) Weight: 190 (3%*)
Hands: 9 4/8 (63%*) Arm: 30 6/8 (20%*)
Span: 74 3/8 (24%*)
Age: 22.7 DOB: 06/16/2000
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 57.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 69.6
Tackling:
74%
Run Defense:
72%
Coverage:
58%
Zone:
58%
Man/Press:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #117
College Games: 19 College Snaps: 735
Draft Profile: Bio
Following high school, Jefferson opted to join Purdue.

In 2021 as a freshman Jefferson saw action in 13 games and played a total of 427 snaps at safety for the Boilermakers. He recorded 40 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 17 stops. In coverage Jefferson notched up one pass breakup, one interception, and a decent QB rating when targetted of 78.8.

As a sophomore in 2022 he played in 6 games and logged 308 snaps for the Boilermakers. He made 20 tackles, 4 assists, and had 7 stops. In coverage he totaled 3 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and an impressive QB rating when targetted of 64.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’ll have some limitations in man coverage, but Jefferson should develop into a serviceable starter.
  • He’s a willing and capable hitter in run support and closes fast to make plays against quick screens.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • He’s physical at the line of scrimmage, showing unexpected power in his hands.
  • An instinctive center fielder who flies around the field, has the tools to make up for a relative lack of size.
  • Tracks the ball well and has the natural ball skills for forcing turnovers.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Jefferson gets beat over the top too often, and Jefferson tends to panic and get too handsy when running downfield.
  • Isn’t great in route recognition when he’s facing the action, is hesitant and susceptible to double moves, and too often gets unnecessarily handsy when playing trail position
  • Will slip off tackles and needs to finish more consistently.

Chris Jefferson percentiles vs other Safety's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Chris Jefferson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
475.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
139.0