LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has been on the rise all year, but wide receiver Justin Jefferson is not to be ignored in all of that as simply a product of the quarterback.
Jefferson is part of the reason Burrow has been so great this year for LSU, and he’s been beating defensive backs in a variety of ways.
Although many are searching for receivers who profile as smaller speed guys, Jefferson at 6-foot-3 has plenty of speed and a huge catch radius for Drew Lock to throw to. He has shown this season to be a fantastic playmaker after the catch and he does a good job adjusting to the ball with great body control.
Jefferson is reliable, can play inside or outside, and can be that vertical threat the Broncos need to complement Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, who emerged in the slot down the stretch.
Jefferson had four touchdowns in LSU’s blowout win over the Oklahoma Sooners in the CFB Playoff, but he’s been making big plays for this LSU team all season long and has proven himself a very capable featured option in the passing game.
It would be really tough to defend the Broncos with Jefferson, Sutton, Hamilton, and Fant as the top options in the passing game for Drew Lock.