This year the epitome of that relative unknown who blew up the Combine might just be Fresno State cornerback and kick returner AJ Jefferson.
Jefferson, who entered the day rated by scouts as a mid round prospect at best (and likelier a 5th-7th round pick), was the unquestionable star among the defensive backs today.
Consider that he:
- Led all 2010 Combine athletes with a 44" vertical jump (second highest recorded at CB since 2000)
- Led all 2010 Combine athletes with a 4.0 second showing in the short (20 yard) shuttle
- Led all 2010 Combine athletes with a 11.02 second showing in the long (60 yard) shuttle
- Finished 3rd among cornerbacks with a 6.72 second showing in the 3-cone drill
- Tied for 3rd among cornerbacks tested with a 10'6" broad jump
Considering his size (6-0, 190 pounds), big play ability (3 kick returns for TDs), Jefferson's athleticism is sure to spark interest in clubs looking for a middle round diamond in the rough.