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Old 05-29-2013   #1
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Default The Story of Willie Jefferson OLB SFA

He's just now making his name known in OTA's because during 7 on 7's he did his best JJ Watt impression and snagged the ball out of the air at the line of scrimmage and returned it for a TD.

Now...how he ended up a Houston Texan..

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In October 2010, Gordon and teammate Willie Jefferson were arrested after they fell asleep in a drive-through line at a Taco Bell. Police found marijuana in Jefferson’s car. Jefferson, who was driving, was kicked off the team because it was his second violation.

Jefferson transferred to Stephen F. Austin, switched to defense and became an All-America defensive end and legitimate NFL prospect.
I like to see the Texans giving someone a chance even if they might have a slight police record. It wasn't thuggish, he wasn't robbing someone, he just smoked a little something and got caught. Kids do it.

Now thanks to @JaysonBraddock , he had some inside info on Willie Jefferson and he could be one to keep your eyes on in the preseason.

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Jefferson went to Baylor as a 6'5 WR and then switched to TE. After going to SFA, he had all new beginnings & moved over to the defense.
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Willie Jefferson's 1st year at SFA & playing defense, he had an eye popping 15 sacks, 15 TFLs, 2 INTs returned for TDs, & three 2 pt conv
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Did I mention he had a 38" vertical or that he won the Golden Gloves as a Junior Heavyweight. How about him being a track & basketball star?
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Let's throw in gymnastics for good measure. His experience as a WR led to quick get off & sharp cuts around the edges as a pass rusher.
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Jefferson set the record for sacks in a game with 4.5, then came back and broke that with 5.
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Going back to the slender 6'5 kid I saw yesterday. Initial thought was, WOW, these are some of the most violent arms, but he's too slim.
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I asked Willie today about his weight. He came in at 6'5 233 lbs, but today he said he's already bulked up to 240 w/ plans to be 255 soon
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I asked Willie, how is that he has more violent arms then fellow rookies, Sam Montgomery & Trevardo Williams, coming from SFA?
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Jefferson said he wanted to show coaches that his hands were real violent & knew that w/ him being undersized he had to do something special
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Willie said he needs coaches to see something in him that they don't see in anybody else.
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Willie Jefferson said his background as a WR & TE have helped him develop stellar hands and footwork. Very quick hands & fast feet.
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It's only May and he has along way to go, but his back story and his development make this a guy to watch come July & August.
Consider me intrigued.
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Thanks for posting. MSR. Very interesting potential "metamorphosis."
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Great athlete. I hope he does well at OLB. Gives the lb corps a little bit of depth.
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Default Re: The Story of Willie Jefferson OLB SFA

Here's a video of him vs. Northwestern State.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRhoUc7HjsA

A few highlights in there.

4:35 - Moves so quick off the line and with his long stride makes it hard to prepare for him because he blows by you. Beats double team for easy sack.

6:42 - Blow by the RT with ease and comes within a millisecond of making the sack. QB got the ball out extremely quick and even then he was almost stripped.

7:23 - Love this play. He beats the RT with an inside jab and then bull rushes past the RB to make the sack. He didn't just settle for the sack he went for the strip. He runs in on the QB after beating the attempted double team and punches the ball out of there.

7:36 - He starts off by pretending to try a speed rush to the outside but then hits the LT with a swim move to the inside. Long arms and very fast hands. (You can see it when you watch) He has a free rush to the QB who throws it but Jefferson is already in his face and he just slaps the ball away for a Pass Deflection.

7:45 - Beats the LT with ease and then jumps up to almost bat the pass down.

He starts off slow because being at 233 he's not going to offer much in the run game but he starts to heat up when the other team needs to start passing. Almost unfair to watch him play vs. these Tackles. Not even close.

Constantly beating double teams. Not going to happen in the NFL (obviously) but he was definitely the best player on the field and that was obvious.

If you have 8 minutes to spare it's a pretty good video overall and some of the plays he made resulted in his teammates getting sacks.
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Fell asleep at taco bell.


Lmfao.
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Fell asleep at taco bell.


Lmfao.
It's funny because i've been at McDonald's and a Taco Bell before and have had to wait for over 20 minutes for my food.

Being high probably doesn't help.
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Still better IMO than falling in love with a fake GF.
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Very affordable, developmental, ps material. Keep working hard & stay the hell away from fast food!
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When I would go up to SFA to watch my brother play, Willie Jeff stuck out. He gave qb's fits and with that long frame he had me intrigued.

DB's son was a specimen too.
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Looks like a pretty good player.
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It was mentioned that he was kinda light. How much weight does he need to put on to be effective?
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It was mentioned that he was kinda light. How much weight does he need to put on to be effective at DE?
A lot. He would be better served playing OLB in the 3-4 that we run.
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It was mentioned that he was kinda light. How much weight does he need to put on to be effective at DE?
OLB, not DE!

If he can get to 255 as mentioned, he should be just fine.
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He is very fluid, cat quick even. Best out on edge, downhill. Would like to watch him & Bramen battle but is probably a year behind. If coach able, works hard & eats right dedicating himself to become capable special teams member he could be a real diamond in the rough down the road @ OLB.
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OLB, not DE!

If he can get to 255 as mentioned, he should be just fine.
Brainfart.

I caught it and changed it.
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Brainfart.

I caught it and changed it.
We're not getting any younger, that's for sure!

I really like this group of rookies and UDFAs.
It's impossible to predict whether any of them will make the roster and which ones will make the PS.
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I found a little video on him. During OTA's he snagged a ball out of the air and returned it for a TD.

I think 12 seconds into the video is probably what it looked like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O7fx0cL89Y

Sorry to bring back an old thread but with TC a week away, i've been looking up some potential players that could make the roster or PS.
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According to the roster he's wearing number 63 for the Texans.
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According to the roster he's wearing number 63 for the Texans.
Indeed.

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Well... his name kicks ass!
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