Michael Jefferson
Michael Jefferson  WR  Louisiana | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Michael Jefferson
Height
6-4
Weight
202
College
Louisiana
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Mobile, AL
75.0/100
Player Rating
36
PositionRank (WR)
4.62
FortyYD Time
Receptions
51
Rec YDs
810
Rec TDs
7
Rec AVG
15.9

Michael Jefferson WR Louisiana | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Michael Jefferson WR Louisiana
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.62 seconds (13%*)
Overall Rank: #273 Position Rank: #36 (WR)
Height: 6-4 (91%*)
Weight: 202 (51%*)
Weight: 202 (51%*)
Hands: 9 6/8 (75%*)
Arm: 32 5/8 (70%*)
Arm: 32 5/8 (70%*)
Span: 79 3/8 (83%*)
Span: 79 3/8 (83%*)
Date of Birth: 12/21/1999 Age: 23.1
*Percentile calculated 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: 4.62 seconds (13%*)
Overall Rank: #273 Position Rank: #36 (WR)
Height: 6-4 (91%*) Weight: 202 (51%*)
Hands: 9 6/8 (75%*) Arm: 32 5/8 (70%*)
Span: 79 3/8 (83%*)
Age: 23.1 DOB: 12/21/1999
*Percentile calculated 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: 75.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 117.1
Hands:
68%
Short Receiving:
68%
Intermediate Routes:
68%
Deep Threat:
68%
Blocking:
68%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #36
College Games: 46 College Snaps: 1782
Draft Profile: Bio
After high school, Jefferson opted to join Alabama State.

In 2018 as a freshman Jefferson saw action in 11 games for the Hornets as he made 12 receptions for only 110 yards for an average of 9.2 yards per reception, with 4 TDs, and a decent QB rating when targeted of 80.2.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played just 3 games and had only 11 catches for 142 yards for an average of 12.9 yards per catch, with one TD, and only QB rating when targeted of 54.6.

As a junior in 2020 he played 6 games and hauled in a decent 26 catches for a decent 273 yards for an average of 10.5 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and a decent QB rating when targeted of 86.6.

After the end of the season Jefferson transferred to Louisiana where as a senior in 2021 he played 14 games and had a decent 18 catches for a decent 481 yards for an average of 26.7 yards per catch, 4 TDs, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 147.3.

As a fifth year senior in 2022 he played 12 games and had an impressive 51 catches for an impressive 810 yards for an average of 15.9 yards per catch, 7 TDs, and an impressive QB rating when targeted of 112.0.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Jefferson plays with a smoothness and balance, and Jefferson shows a knack for setting up defensive backs.
  • He’s coordinated with soft, reliable hands, and he shows the ability to adjust to balls thrown behind him, as well as a knack for digging out low throws.
  • A savvy, natural pass-catcher with reliable hands and very good focus. Snatches the ball out of the air and shows the concentration to make acrobatic catches look easy.
  • Escaping the jam won’t be a problem with his upper-body strength and quick hands. He’ll help as a perimeter blocker in the run game.
  • He’s very good in contested-catch situations, using his frame effectively to make plays facing the quarterback. He also shows a knack for high-pointing the ball, consistently outmuscling defensive backs.
  • Jefferson tracks the ball well downfield and consistently runs under long throws.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Jefferson won't threaten the top of the defense.
  • He’s not going to threaten to take the top off of a defense.
  • Jefferson seems comfortable in traffic to the point where Jefferson doesn’t make the effort to create separation.

Michael Jefferson percentiles vs other Wide Receiver's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Michael Jefferson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
339.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
64.0