Jehu Chesson Senior Highlights

Submitted by Ace on December 21st, 2011 at 11:45 PM

I posted this in the Josh Garnett thread below, but figured this probably deserved its own. Here's Jehu Chesson's senior highlight reel (it uses the same crappy DJ Khaled song as his junior tape, so check your speakers):

Quick take: I still have no idea why he isn't a four-star. He isn't too precise on his routes, but other than that, he looks really good, though I realize these are just highlights. His straight-line speed and jump-ball skills are no joke.

H/T to MGoUser Philbert, who made me aware of this video's newfound existence.


Judge Dredd

December 22nd, 2011 at 2:43 PM ^

Hmm...Hey Ace, didn't  you trash @mspeedkills on here? And then you use his twitter to find these highlights in order to post them? Total douche move. I'm saw the tweet where Chesson's coach sent mspeed the video directly. You should source properly...rabble rabble...

I miss Tom, thank god ESPN Insider is so darn cheap!!!






December 22nd, 2011 at 12:18 AM ^

So this kid played offense, defense, kickoffs, and kick returns. What didn't he do? How much is he going to benefit from only having to focus on being a receiver (and or returner if the coaches decide to use him there)?


December 22nd, 2011 at 12:33 AM ^

If you look at body size from junior to senior film he has put on atleast 10-15 lbs of good weight. On the one catch he's dragging 5 guys for about 7 yards. One of his big knocks is that he was thin and wirey. Umm they might need to recheck that statement.


December 22nd, 2011 at 12:55 AM ^

Consider me impressed.  He looks very underrated by the recruiting services based on this tape.  Give him a year in a college strength program and he will be tearing up B1G defenses!


December 22nd, 2011 at 1:56 AM ^

To be honest I'm more excited about him than I am Darboh (And I like Amara a lot). He's definitely got good speed and could be the best jump-ball receiver on our roster next year. 

Edit: Also, why is this being downvoted? 

South TX MFan

December 22nd, 2011 at 2:54 AM ^

I'm really excited about this pick up. I really think when it's all said and done people will wonder why he wasn't more sought after by other schools. Welcome aboard Jehu!


December 22nd, 2011 at 5:18 AM ^

guy has an nfl frame like i havnt seen come to UM since Braylon Edwards.  Definitely has some filling out to do but at 6'3 he has NFL written all over him.  That kid is gonna be good. 


December 22nd, 2011 at 6:50 AM ^

This kid has quite a stiff arm for a WR. Good speed and great hands judging from his highlight video. Slap Diggs in the slot with Darboh and Chesson on the outside and we be goin' all DJ Khaled up in this bitch.All we do is win.


December 22nd, 2011 at 6:54 AM ^

that's definitely on the high side of the 3*'s. Good size, good hands.  Really good vision and running skills for a WR.  Doesn't seem to have that top notch acceleration to really kill people on those bubble screens (ala wes welker, or even kenyon martin).  He's not afraid of contact, so he's probably a decent blocker, gotta work on getting his pad level lower.  Reminds me a little bit of Adrian Arrington, maybe it's just the body type.  Should fit in pretty well with Borges' offense. 


December 22nd, 2011 at 7:40 AM ^

I could see this kid getting some time right from the start if he does well in spring and fall practices. I would love to see more warp speed out there...

"Hey, Jehu! Go deep!"


December 22nd, 2011 at 9:45 AM ^

3 stars be damned.  These coaches know they're doing, and I can't wait to see what the Darboh/Chesson dynamic duo will do for the team over the next 4 years.



December 22nd, 2011 at 11:01 AM ^

I'm not worried about stars.  Mike Hart and David Molk were also 3* rated players.  Also, two current 3* rated recievers are Junior Hemingway and Martavious Odoms.  



STW P. Brabbs

December 22nd, 2011 at 11:21 AM ^

Obviously it would represent the absolute ceiling for the guy (well, for just about any receiver), but I can actually see what Ace is talking about with the Braylon comparison.  Until I looked at the senior highlights, I wouldn't have though so, but Chesson seems to have come a long way.

In terms of background, Braylon was a high 3-star/low 4-star type, IIRC, and had a similar lanky build coming out of high school.  Both Braylon and Chesson have track experience, though I don't think Braylon ran hurdles. 

When I first saw Braylon at Michigan, he didn't strike me as particularly explosive, but he managed to eat up some yardage after the catch.  Looking at that highlight film, I don't think Chesson is any slower than Braylon was early in his career.

Anyway, that's not to say he develops at the same rate and wins the Biletnikoff, but for a big, downfield receiver, the only thing Chesson appears to be missing is a bit more strength and elite speed.  I agree that his rating seems strangely low, since if he had both of those attributes in addition to his existing skills he'd look like a damn 5-star. 

Glad we got this kid.  Welcome to Michigan, Jehu.

Mr. Rager

December 22nd, 2011 at 11:33 AM ^

Another nugget on Jehu from our Tim at Rivals -

Jehu's HS coach seems to think there is a ton of upside for this kid, given that he played football / basketball / track for 3 years in high school.  He's not playing basketball this year, but will run track (state 300M hurdles champ).  

Once he gives 100% to football - watch out.  He's Adrian Arrington 2.0, imo.