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.
Seven game appearances as rookie
RBDetroit Lions
January 10, 2022
Jefferson appeared in seven games in 2021 and rushed 15 times for 74 yards with two touchdowns while catching four of five targets for 23 yards.
ANALYSIS
It took eight weeks for the seventh-round rookie to see a snap on offense. While it didn't take much longer for a golden opportunity to present itself once D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams started missing games, Jefferson first split time with Godwin Igwebuike before Craig Reynolds ultimately snagged the No. 3 running back spot from both of them. Jefferson is now no higher than No. 4 on the depth chart entering the offseason, and it doesn't seem like he'll have much of an opportunity to climb any higher considering Swift, Williams and Reynolds all remain under contract for 2022.
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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 %
6.7%
 
Positive Run %
66.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
45.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.3
 
Rushing TD %
13.3%
 
Touches Per Game
2.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
57.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.12
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.8
 
% Targeted On Route
33.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.53
 
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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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Inactive Sunday
RBDetroit Lions
Coach's Decision
January 9, 2022
Jefferson (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Packers.
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Inactive against Seattle
RBDetroit Lions
Coach's Decision
January 2, 2022
Jefferson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
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Inactive Sunday
RBDetroit Lions
Coach's Decision
December 26, 2021
Jefferson (coach's decision) will not play Sunday against the Falcons.
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Surprisingly small role
RBDetroit Lions
December 20, 2021
Jefferson rushed five times for nine yards during Sunday's 30-12 win over Arizona.
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Should get larger role Week 15
RBDetroit Lions
December 17, 2021
Running backs coach Duce Staley said that he expects Jefferson to have a larger role in the Lions' game plan Sunday against the Cardinals than the rookie had in last week's loss to Denver, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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