Jason Jefferson
DT | (6'1", 310, 5.2) | Wisconsin

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Selected by: New Orleans Saints
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 19(193)
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Overall: Jefferson redshirted in 2000 and played sparingly as a reserve defensive tackle in 2001 before taking over as a 12-game starter his redshirt sophomore season in 2002. He had a breakout season next to Anttaj Hawthorne as a junior in 2003, finishing with 30 total tackles, two for loss and one sack. Jefferson had another solid season as a senior in 2004, finishing with 25 tackles, five TFL and three sacks. Jefferson does not have nearly the potential that Hawthorne possesses, but he is a solid mid-round prospect with the potential to contribute as a situational player in the NFL. Jefferson lacks great quickness, agility and speed, but he does have good size, strength, toughness, instincts and durability versus the run. In our opinion, Jefferson should develop into a solid two-gap run-stuffer as a "wave" DT or NT in the NFL, but he is unlikely to ever develop into ... For complete overview, strengths and weaknesses, login above or become an Insider.
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