Former Florida WR Van Jefferson scores first career Playoff TD
Just before halftime, the Los Angeles Rams closed the margin against the Green Bay Packers to 19-10 thanks to a touchdown from former Florida star Van Jefferson.
The 4-yard catch came with 29 seconds remaining in the first half for his only catch of the game by that point. The rookie came into Saturday’s divisional round playoff game with 19 catches for 220 yards and a touchdown.
Jefferson was drafted with the 57th pick overall in the spring NFL Draft. He came out of college with two productive seasons at Florida after he transferred from Ole Miss.
Jefferson is the son of former NFL receiver Shawn Jefferson, and he received praise for his precise route running and smart play. Many draft observers compared him to Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, his new teammates in Los Angeles.
“I want to learn from those guys, take in as much information as I can from them,” Jefferson said, per the Associated Press. “They’re some of the greats right now. … It’s a huge receiver class, but I consider myself one of the top guys in this class.”
The Packers tacked on another touchdown to start the second half, so if the Rams are to make this a game, Jefferson and others will need to produce more.
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