Jeffri Chadiha on Chicago Bears draft pick Alshon Jeffery:
Jeffery once had first-round potential until a disappointing junior season and weight issues sent his stock plummeting. The upside here is that he is big (6-foot-3, 230 pounds), physical and joining a team that has sorely needed more weapons for quarterback Jay Cutler. The downside is he has the potential to get heavier (some critics say he looked closer to 240 during his last year at South Carolina) and he starred in an offensive system that has rarely produced top-flight NFL receivers.
Oh yeah, he also gets to learn about professionalism while playing alongside a Pro Bowl receiver, Brandon Marshall, who seems to annually be involved in some sort of chaos off the field. Jeffery clearly has potential and was disciplined enough to get his weight down to 213 for his pro day. The question is what he’ll do when he starts getting paid good money to play this game.
Ouch. I have definitely heard these risks already.