If players were drafted solely based on their physical appearance, Pitt receiver Jester Weah might be the No. 1 overall choice. At 6-3, 210, Weah is an imposing presence – which he tries to use to his advantage.
“Try to be the biggest bully out there,” he said with a laugh when asked Tuesday about making the most of his size advantage. “Keep going 100 percent all the time.”
Weah missed Nathan Peterman in 2017. He connected with the current Bills quarterback for 36 catches, 870 yards (a huge average of 24.2 yards per catch) and 10 touchdowns in 2016, but saw those numbers dip to 41 catches for 698 yards and four touchdowns as a redshirt senior.
“Nate’s my guy,” Weah said. “He’s like my big brother. I keep in touch with him all the time. He’s been helping me through this whole process, telling me to take it all in and be myself. It's been fun and exciting at the same time. It’s a lot of information to handle. It comes at you fast.”
It’s been an up and down first two practices for Weah, who has had some costly drops.
“I’m always trying to get better each and every day,” he said. “I’m trying to play as fast as I can, and I know I have to make those plays.
On the topic of famous uncles: Weah’s is George Weah, one of the greatest soccer players in African history who was named the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1995.
After his playing days were over, George Weah entered politics and last year was elected president of his home country of Liberia. He takes office next week.