By Dan Bernstein
CBSChicago.com Senior Columnist
(CBS) — It’s Alshon, and Jeffery. Not that hard, really.
Not Ashlon Jeffrey, Alshawn Jeffries, or Al Shonjeffery. Not Haywood Jeffries, Alsheron Geoffrey, Al Jefferson or Alvin Gentry.
And the second-year wideout has earned at least the common courtesy of some extra effort to be called what he really is: perhaps the most exciting receiving prospect drafted by the Bears in my lifetime.
He is. I checked.
I was born in 1969, and the list of drafted wide receivers starting then is Bob Long, George Farmer, Linzy Cole, Jim Morgan, Lester McClain, Ralph Wirtz, Bob Brown, Bill Barry, Dave Juenger, Wayne Wheeler, Jack Ettinger, Steve Marcantonio, Witt Beckman, Brian Baschnagel, Norm Anderson, Gerald Butler, Herman Jones, Rickey Watts, Emanuel Tolbert, Ken Margerum, Willie Gault, Oliver Williams, Brad Anderson, James Maness, David Williams, Lew Barnes, Glen Kozlowski, Ron Morris, Wendell Davis, Rogie Magee, John Simpson, Freddy Weygand, Tony Moss, Anthony Morgan, John Brown, Curtis Conway, Lloyd Hill, Jack Jackson, Bobby Engram, Marcus Robinson, D’Wayne Bates, Marty Booker, Sulecio Sanford, Dez White, David Terrell, John Capel, Jamin Elliott, Bobby Wade, Justin Gage, Bernard Berrian, Mark Bradley, Airese Curry, Earl Bennett, Marcus Monk, Juaquin Iglesias, Johnny Knox, Derrick Kinder, and Jeffery.
I’ll wait while you stop throwing up.