No Combine workouts for Jeffery

February 26, 2012 

Alshon Jeffery

MELISSA HARMON — Special to GoGamecocks

Alshon Jeffery didn’t run with 40-yard dash with the wide receivers on Sunday, which wasn’t a surprise considering he told reporters Friday that was a possibility. However, it was surprising that Jeffery didn’t participate in any of the wide receiver drills.

As almost every other wide receiver at the event ran routes and went through drills to showcase their sure hands, Jeffery watched from the sideline, never removing his sweat suit.

Jeffery was not injured but simply chose not to work out, said Gil Brandt, a longtime NFL talent evaluator who helps organize the combine.

“I am disappointed,” Brandt said.

Jeffery will be able to do the same drills at South Carolina’s pro day on March 28, but it won’t be nearly as well attended by NFL personnel as the combine.

“The guys had a chance to show what he can do,” Brandt said. “Right now, there is a lot of apprehension about the guy. I can’t tell you why the guy wouldn’t run or work out.”

Jeffery made a good impression on his first day in town, weighing in at 216 pounds after rumors suggested he might be closer to 250.

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