Wed, 12 May 2021

A CLOSER LOOK: Running back Jermar Jefferson

Detroit Lions
02 May 2021, 20:25 GMT+10

Tim Twentyman & Mike OHara

Player: RB Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State.

Pick: Round 7, 257 overall.

Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 206.

Stats: Three years, 27 games, only six in shortened 2020 season. Career: 51 carries, 2,023 yards rushing, 27 TDs and 5.7-yard average per carry.

Pro Day workout: 4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 31-inch vertical jump.

Bio: Three-year starter in high school, finished up as a senior with 1,861 yards in 2017, scoring 34 touchdowns.

Offseason running back roster: Kerryon Johnson, D'Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams, Nick Bawden (FB), Jason Cabinda (FB)

Tim Twentyman's take: The good thing about owning pick No. 257 is it essentially means the Lions can draft whoever would have been a priority free agent for them after the draft. Jefferson averaged 5.7 yards per carry as a three-year starter, with 27 touchdowns.

Mike O'Hara's take: A possible addition for depth if he makes the roster. Only 43 receptions in three seasons, with an average of just over seven yards per catch.

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