Jermar Jefferson
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jermar Jefferson in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a four-year contract with the Lions in May of 2021.
Signs rookie contract
RBDetroit Lions
May 18, 2021
Jefferson has signed a four-year contract with Detroit, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
ANALYSIS
After bursting onto the collegiate scene with over 1,500 total yards as a true freshman at Oregon State in 2018, Jefferson seemed destined to be drafted before the seventh round. The 2020 first-team All-Pac-12 running back instead fell into the Lions' lap at No. 257 overall this spring, which presumably played a large role in the team's decision to waive Kerryon Johnson last week. Barring any surprise training camp performances from undrafted rookies Rakeem Boyd or Dedrick Mills, Johnson's absence seemingly puts Jefferson in the driver's seat for the No. 3 role in the Detroit backfield behind D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams.
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#% of Team Snaps

39838%
31630%
29628%
273%
50%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jermar Jefferson's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
206 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.55 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.38 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.38 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.0 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
30.50 in
 
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Finally scooped up by Detroit
RBDetroit Lions
May 1, 2021
The Lions selected Jefferson in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 257th overall.
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