2012 NFL Draft - Pick 45: Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears

by Cory J. Bonini on April 27, 2012 @ 17:03:03 PDT


The Chicago Bears selected South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery with the 45th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears

Fantasy analysis: Jeffery has great size and skill around the red zone. At 6-foot-3, 224 pounds, he is tough to bring down in the open field and has the body control to out-maneuver opposing defenders with ease.

Jeffery drops too many balls and has separation problems. He relies too much on his size and has not developed a quality route tree. His work ethic has been questioned, as well.

The Bears added Brandon Marshall already, so if he can teach Jeffery the ropes early on, perhaps the rookie will surprise in 2012. He is a better long-term prospect for fantasy purposes than an immediate contributor and should be considered as a late-round flier option in single-year setups.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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