NAME: Trajan Jeffcoat
HOMETOWN: Columbia, SC
HIGH SCHOOL: Irmo
GAMES WATCHED: LSU (2020), Boston College, Kentucky
- 2018 (13 games): 6 tackles, 1 for loss, and 1 sack.
- 2020 (9 games): 6 starts. 23 tackles, 6 for loss, 6 sacks, and 1 forced fumble.
- 2021 (13 games): 13 starts. 34 tackles, 10 for loss, 3.5 sacks, 1 pass deflection, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 TD.
Jeffcoat is not the most explosive or twitchiest player that you will ever see but there is still plenty to like about his game. The impact he makes doesn’t always show up in the box score. He isn’t going to get you double digit sacks, and he isn’t going to be a huge tackle machine. What he can do is eat blocks and affect the QB from time to time. He has long and powerful arms and strong and powerful hands that can consistently knock linemen back. He has a good motor: even when his first push attempt doesn’t work, he keeps fighting to get to the backfield. If you are looking for a pass rusher who is going to run under the table this is not your guy. He is not very bendy; he comes around the corner rather stiff. His first step off the line is slow and sluggish. He also just doesn’t have a lot of moves in his arsenal. It feels like bull rush and rip are his main go to moves. Jeffcoat is not a huge threat in 1v1 situations, and as a result is rarely double teamed either. Jeffcoat doesn’t present a lot that is going to get him drafted early. As a fifth year senior, I’d really like to see more production and fewer missed tackles than he has. Right now, I’ll bet he gets drafted if he improves this season, but if he doesn’t, it’s hard to see him making a team.