Jermar Jefferson

Jermar Jefferson

21-Year-Old Running BackRB
Detroit Lions
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Despite a solid college career at Oregon State, Jefferson fell to the Lions in the seventh round and may not get much of a chance to win a significant role as a rookie. A physical runner with NFL size who likes to batter his way through would-be tacklers, Jefferson is at his best when he can wear down the opposition over four quarters, but he does possess the vision and elusiveness to avoid contact when necessary. He also showed flashes of a three-down skill set, proving to be adequate as a pass catcher and a willing pass protector. Jefferson is joining a backfield that already has three-down options ahead of him in D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams, however, and while Detroit did part ways with Kerryon Johnson after selecting Jefferson, the next two rungs on the ladder figure to be a lot tougher to climb. There is a chance he could emerge as a short-yardage option as a rookie, but Jefferson will probably need injuries ahead of him on the depth chart to really make an impact. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.56 million contract with the Lions in May of 2021.
Small role in Swift's absence
RBDetroit Lions
December 5, 2021
Jefferson rushed five times for 18 yards while failing to catch his lone target during Sunday's 29-27 win over the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
Jefferson technically saw an expanded role with D'Andre Swift (shoulder) sidelined, but he still took a clear backseat to Jamaal Williams, who commanded 18 touches. While it's possible that Swift misses another game in Week 14 against the Broncos, do not bet on Detroit splitting the backfield reps between Jefferson and Williams like they do between a Williams and a healthy Swift.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jermar Jefferson's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
80.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
36.2%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.4
 
Rushing TD %
40.0%
 
Touches Per Game
2.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
37.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.17
 
% Team Air Yards
0.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.8
 
% Targeted On Route
2.0%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.09
 
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46143%
4218%
23822%
7733%
464%
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242%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Broncos pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
81.8
 
Cornerbacks
104.6
 
Safeties
45.9
 
Linebackers
90.3
 
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2021 Jermar Jefferson Split Stats
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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
212 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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Slides up depth chart Week 13
RBDetroit Lions
December 3, 2021
Jefferson will compete for touches with Godwin Igwebuike as the secondary option out of the backfield behind Jamaal Williams, who is slated to start and fill a lead role Sunday against the Vikings with D'Andre Swift (shoulder) ruled out for the game, Benjamin Raven of MLive.com reports.
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Cleared to suit up Thursday
RBDetroit Lions
November 25, 2021
Jefferson (ankle/knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Bears.
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Uncertain for Thursday
RBDetroit Lions
Ankle
November 24, 2021
Jefferson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against Chicago.
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Limited in practice
RBDetroit Lions
Ankle
November 23, 2021
Jefferson (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Tuesday.
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Listed as limited participant
RBDetroit Lions
Ankle
November 22, 2021
Jefferson (ankle/knee) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's practice estimation.
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