Future Watch: Van Jefferson Football Cards, Los Angeles Rams

Future Watch: Van Jefferson Football Cards, Los Angeles Rams – Van Jefferson was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams with the 57th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. This 6-1, 200-pound wide receiver can get open deep!

Jefferson attended Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee. As a junior there, he caught 87 balls for 1,251 yards with 14 touchdowns, and as a senior, this star receiver had 67 catches for 1,223 yards and 13 touchdowns. After de-committing to the University of Georgia, he decided to attend Ole Miss.

Attending as a true freshman, he was redshirted at Ole Miss. The next season, he had 49 catches for 543 yards and three touchdowns. He followed that up with 42 receptions for 452 yards and just one touchdown (not great numbers at all).

When Ole Miss was sanctioned by the NCAA, the receiver transferred to Florida. Luckily, Jefferson was granted immediate eligibility and in his first season in his new surroundings, he grabbed 35 balls for 503 yards and six touchdowns.

As a senior, Jefferson caught 49 passes for 657 yards and six touchdowns. He then caught six passes for 129 yards against Virginia in the 2019 Orange Bowl. He helped lead the Gators to a 36-28 win. After that, he was ready to turn pro.

A fracture in his foot prevented Jefferson from showing off his athleticism at the NFL Combine. He was there but couldn’t participate.

Collectors can find Jefferson’s rookie cards in 2020 Mosaic, Panini Black and Donruss to name a few.

Here’s a look at Draft Day analysis on Van Jefferson :

 

Jefferson only made the one catch vs. the Cowboys in Week One, but the Rams will find more plays for him as the season rolls on. You should find more room for him in your binder; he’s got a ton of athleticism and upside.

Future Watch: Van Jefferson Football Cards, Los Angeles Rams – Stats

Receiving & Rushing Table
    Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2015 Ole Miss SEC FR WR                   0 0   0
2016 Ole Miss SEC FR WR 12 49 543 11.1 3 5 40 8.0 0 54 583 10.8 3
2017 Ole Miss SEC SO WR 10 42 456 10.9 1 0 0   0 42 456 10.9 1
*2018 Florida SEC JR WR 11 35 503 14.4 6 0 0   0 35 503 14.4 6
*2019 Florida SEC SR WR 12 49 657 13.4 6 1 7 7.0 0 50 664 13.3 6
Career Overall         175 2159 12.3 16 6 47 7.8 0 181 2206 12.2 16
  Ole Miss         91 999 11.0 4 5 40 8.0 0 96 1039 10.8 4
  Florida         84 1160 13.8 12 1 7 7.0 0 85 1167 13.7 12
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 9/14/2020.

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