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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers reacts after a touchdown in the third quarter over the Oklahoma Sooners during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers reacts after a touchdown in the third quarter over the Oklahoma Sooners during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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840. . Wide Receiver. Gators . Van Jefferson. 4. player

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: Chris Moore #7 and Noah Taylor #14 of the Virginia Cavaliers pursue Van Jefferson #12 of the Florida Gators as he runs with the ball at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Florida defeated Virginia 36-28. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: Chris Moore #7 and Noah Taylor #14 of the Virginia Cavaliers pursue Van Jefferson #12 of the Florida Gators as he runs with the ball at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Florida defeated Virginia 36-28. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /

The Bengals simply can’t let the historic receiver class come and go without indulging in it. They do so here, picking up Van Jefferson out of Florida.

Unfortunately, Jefferson suffered an injury that prevented him from participating in the combine. However, he was a Senior Bowl participant, so the coaching staff should have seen enough of him to be comfortable making him a Bengal.

The Florida wideout is known for his great route-running ability, which should allow him to quickly contribute upon his entrance to the league. With his discipline in technique, he makes a quarterbacks job much easier, which will obviously help Burrow as he’s trying to transition to the NFL.

In addition, he is a willing blocker and overall competitive player, which should make him fit into the culture Zac Taylor is building.

He doesn’t have tremendous production throughout his collegiate career, hauling in 49 receptions for 657 yards and 6 touchdowns during his senior year. Still, Florida isn’t known for its offensive attack through the air. Consider Jefferson won’t have as much attention on him because he’s sharing a field with the likes of A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd, and it’s a safe assumption that he could generate more offense.

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