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DE/LB Jefferson has Lawson body type

Posted by Chris Brown on January 16, 2014 – 6:36 pm

Buffalo has been busy signing young talent to their roster since the regular season came to a close. That process continued Thursday as the team announced the signing of DE Willie Jefferson. And Jefferson’s build resembles that of a current Bills linebacker.

Jefferson (6’5” 241), who was on the Houston Texans roster for a period of time last season, looks like a Manny Lawson (6’5” 240) clone at least in terms of body type. He’s long and angular, and that makes it tough for offensive linemen to get their hands on end/linebackers like this because the long arms of the defender often make contact with the offensive linemen first.

The future free agent signing is a bit raw having been on the offensive side of the ball earlier in his college career. In his first two collegiate seasons Jefferson was at Baylor as a wide receiver before he transferred to Stephen F. Austin and flipped to the defensive side of the ball.

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