It’s time to continue looking at the lesser known players, specifically, the ones signed as undrafted free agents. As you know, we have been taken on one per day, and looking at their body of work, seeing what they do well, maybe not so well, and how they might fit in with the New York Jets.
Today, we look at another guy taking his chances at a position where the Jets are very deep, the position of defensive tackle. He played for Iowa State, and his name is Jake McDonough.
Jake stands at 6’5″, 305 pounds. At his pro day, he ran the forty yard dash in 5.3 seconds. He recorded 37 reps in the 225 pound bench press as well.
Here are his stats from Iowa State:
|2009*||Iowa State||Big 12||FR||DL||1||0||1||0.0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||Iowa State||Big 12||SO||DL||8||9||17||3.0||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011*||Iowa State||Big 12||JR||DL||20||15||35||4.5||2.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2012*||Iowa State||Big 12||SR||DL||21||15||36||5.5||2.0||0||0||0||3||0||0||0||0|
I was unable to locate one piece of video on this young man, so I bring you some general comments.
At 6’5″, 305, he is an NFL-sized tackle. He will stack up well against offensive linemen. Judging by his stats, although limited, indicate a lot of time spent in the offensive backfield.
The biggest problem for a defensive tackle trying to make the New York Jets is the competition. The Jets aren’t deep at many positions, but they are deep on the defensive line. There aren’t a lot of spots to be had.
That being said, Jake will get every opportunity to earn his, and we wish him luck.