2017 NFL Draft

D.C. Jefferson, TE

School: Rutgers  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Winter Haven, FL
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 255 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
03/28/2013 - 2013 Rutgers Pro Day: D.C. Jefferson, TE (6-6 1/8, 262) - Jefferson ran the 40 in 5.00 and 4.97 seconds. He had a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-11 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.62 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.47 seconds. He did not do the bench press due to an injuy. Jefferson was also at the combine. He will be drafted by a team looking for a blocking tight end; he's a good receiver, but a much better blocker. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

02/27/2013 - 02/27/13 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: 6. D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers...Jefferson spent more of his time in a local Indianapolis hospital than he did performing athletic tests at the combine after suffering a pectoral injury during bench press testing. He managed to put up three repetitions of 225 pounds before suffering the injury, which kept him from participating in any other event. Should Jefferson have suffered a torn pectoral, as some close to him have speculated, he would likely require surgery that might ruin his chances at being drafted. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/22/2013 - Pec injuries were a common occurrence at the combine on Friday. Rutgers tight end D.C. Jefferson may have torn his pectoral muscle during the bench press, according to NFL.com. Jefferson did three reps on the bench before stopping due to the injury. Jefferson is the 26th ranked tight end in the draft according to CBSSports.com's draft rankings. - John Breech, CBSSports.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Workout warriors: Whereas Travis Kelce is a player who improved throughout his career at Cincinnati, Rutgers' D.C. Jefferson, another former quarterback, has consistently flashed the physical traits scouts are looking for only to leave them largely underwhelmed from a production standpoint. A solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game, however, could have his stock on the upswing. The 6-6, 255-pound athlete certainly has the size and fluidity to continue the momentum at the combine. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/18/2013 - 2013 SHRINE GAME PRACTICE RISERS: 10. TE D.C. Jefferson, Rutgers (6056, 255 -- East Team)...A former quarterback, Jefferson didn't show the expected progression at tight end throughout his Rutgers career (only 47 catches in 50 career collegiate games), but the raw skills are intriguing. And he flashed his talented skill-set during practices, showing off his large, athletic frame and proving to be an imposing target downfield and a physical blocker. Jefferson is still unpolished in several areas, but he showed this week why he's an interesting developmental player and worth a draft pick on the draft's third day. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

06/29/2012 - Top-five Rutgers prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 4. TE D.C. Jefferson (6-5, 258)...Jefferson signed with Rutgers as a highly regarded prep quarterback and remained at this position until halfway through camp of his redshirt freshman season (2009). Jefferson offers a rare combination of size and athleticism and quickly ascended into a starting role, starting 10 games in his first year at the position, including the second game of the season. While Jefferson's upside is intriguing, frankly, he remains largely the same player now that he was when he first made the switch, showing limited strength at the point of attack and rarely getting involved in the passing game. While seeing action in all 25 of Rutgers' games the past two seasons, Jefferson has just 22 catches during that time for 284 yards and a single touchdown. Because the tight end hasn't been a featured element of Rutgers' offense over the Schiano era, Jefferson's pedestrian statistics aren't significant concern to scouts, who only see a big, athletic target whose best football may still lie ahead of him. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com


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