While most scouts have been raving about CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy, it appears there’s another talented wideout available in the 2020 NFL Draft that isn’t receiving enough love. According to Chris Simms, not enough people are talking about LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson.
In his final year with the Tigers, Jefferson put up video game-like numbers. He finished the season with 111 receptions for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Jefferson is projected to go in the first round of the upcoming draft, but Simms still doesn’t think the former LSU star is getting the credit he deserves. In fact, Simms went as far as to say that Jefferson is similar to All-Pro wideout Michael Thomas.
“Can someone explain to me why this guy is not getting more respect? All I see from him are big-time football plays,” Simms said. “To me, he’s a faster version of Michael Thomas coming out of Ohio State. He catches everything, has great hands and can work the middle of the field. I think for some reason Justin Jefferson is being overlooked in a big way.”
🎞 Justin Jefferson
Damn why isn’t there more buzz around this guy. To me, he’s a faster version of Michael Thomas. Consistency, great route running, plays all over the field @LSUfootball @JJettas2 #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/Rc2YwqnTgN
— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) March 28, 2020
Comparing a college prospect to arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL is bold, but it does show how highly Simms thinks of Jefferson.
One of the reasons that Jefferson isn’t receiving nearly as much love as he should is because of the surplus of wideouts in the upcoming draft. CeeDee Lamb, Henry Ruggs III, Jerry Jeudy, Laviska Shenault and Tee Higgins are also considered great prospects.
Fortunately for Jefferson, all it takes is one team to fall in love with his skillset. He doesn’t need every analyst and scout in the world to generate buzz around him.
LSU fans will find out where Jefferson’s career will resume next month.