Van Jefferson feels he can ‘separate from anybody’

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LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 14: Van Jefferson #12 of the Florida Gators runs with the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)


A quick look at the Los Angeles Rams’ wide receiver room will show you they don’t put a ton of emphasis on size and explosiveness. Their tallest receiver is Josh Reynolds, who’s 6-foot-3 and just shy of 200 pounds, while Robert Woods is probably their most explosive.

Instead of going for the flashy and supremely athletic receivers, the Rams prioritize route-running and awareness at wideout. Cooper Kupp isn’t the fastest player on the field, but he knows how to separate from defenders and find holes in zone coverage.

Second-round pick Van Jefferson is a similar player to Woods and Kupp, even drawing a comparison to the two receivers by GM Les Snead. His best attribute is route-running, and the ability to separate from defenders in man coverage.

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