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I Was Wrong: A Lesson in Re-Evaluation

I can’t think of anyone more outspoken about Alshon Jeffery’s ability to translate to the pro game than myself. At least, not anyone that was only fixated with his ‘
fat picture’

. There were simply too many red flags about his actual game.

There was no denying his ability, but when it came time to translate it to the field it wasn’t all there. Some will argue it was his quarterback, but I think it is was more than just that. Steve Spurrier-developed players seem to come to the league with a lot of questions; every prospect does, but his players seem to crop up more often than most.
Sidney Rice

,
Jared Cook

,
Jasper Brinkley

,
Devin Taylor

,
Stephon Gilmore

, D.J. Swearinger,
Captain Munnerlyn

, Melvin Ingram, and the list goes on.

Are South Carolina Gamecocks getting the proper coaching to adequately prepare themselves for the next level? I’m not in that locker room every day; I’d be a fool to make wild assumptions. However, a trend is developing with their prospects, so I would also be a fool to simply ignore this trend. So, how can I use this information better myself? Keep an open mind when it comes to prospects with red flags coming from South Carolina. This school isn’t alone in under-developing prospects; LSU has been guilty of it for years under Les Miles. Not all of them will pan out, but just because they come with uncertainty out of that program doesn’t necessarily mean they should be downgraded on draft day.

Bravo, Alshon Jeffery, you’re well on your way to a great career in the NFL.

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