Bears rookie WR Alshon Jeffery has been earning high praise
BY SEAN JENSEN firstname.lastname@example.org August 8, 2012 9:10PM
BOURBONNAIS — When practice concluded Tuesday, a reporter intercepted Bears rookie Alshon Jeffery and relayed the high praise from Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman.
“The best way to say it is, he’s a Brandon Marshall in the making,” Tillman told the Sun-Times. “He has that capability to be as good as Brandon if he continues to have the work ethic and work on ball skills and work to be a better player.
“But he can definitely be on that level.”
Such a glowing comment from a veteran who isn’t known for hyperbole usually would prompt a rookie to smile and strut.
Not Jeffery, though, who shyly — and unconvincingly — said, “That’s a great compliment.”
As the Bears prepare for their preseason opener, then conclude their final week at Olivet Nazarene University, coaches and teammates roundly approve of the second-round pick, who regularly makes routine and spectacular catches. In fact, if the Bears had one of those gimmicky applause-o-meters, Jeffery’s highlights would rank among the most crowd-pleasing at training camp.
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