Tonight, we take a look at a player that has come up on the Jets’ radar through local workouts. Here is a tweet about the guy from our good buddy Jake Steinberg:
— Jake Steinberg (@Steiny31) April 10, 2014
Each team has workouts, prior to the draft, for local players. Terrence Fede is one of those players, from Nyack, NY, and a graduate of Marist. So he is who we are focusing on tonight, Terrence Fede, DE.
In his final season at Marist, Terrence Fede recorded a team record 13 sacks, which also game him a career record of 30.5 sacks. Terrence also recorded 59 tackles, 18 for a loss, four pass breakups and a forced fumble.
Quite the year for the New York area graduate.
Terrence Fede was not a part of the NFL combine, but he did perform at the Buffalo pro day. He ran the forty yard dash in 4.76 seconds, and the 3-cone drill in 7.13 seconds.
He measures in at 6’4″, 277 pounds.
Especially since he is a lesser-known player, let’s go to the videotape, like always:
PROS: Terrence Fede is quick off of the line of scrimmage. He often had his way to the quarterback because his first step left the lineman in the dust. He would get position on his opponent before they even had time to react. Fede is also stronger than his 277 pound frame would lead you to believe. He can go through a lineman as well as go around them. Fede is also versatile, defending well in pass coverage as well as rushing the passer.
CONS: His size could be a negative. At the next level, 6’4″, 277 pounds may be too small for a defensive end. That size is more suited to an outside linebacker/situational pass rusher. You also have to be concerned about the level of competition he has faced at Marist. How well is Terrence Fede prepared for the next level?
He’s not a high pick, but certainly worth taking a flyer on late in the draft, or as a UDFA.