Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa State linebacker Jeremiah George speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets Select Jeremiah George with the 154th Pick of the NFL Draft


The Jets move back to the defensive side of the football with their next pick. With the 154th pick overall, the Jets chose Jeremiah George, ILB from Iowa St.

Here are his college stats:

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2010 Iowa State Big 12 SR LB 9 3 1 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*2011 Iowa State Big 12 SR LB 13 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*2012 Iowa State Big 12 SR LB 50 37 87 4.0 0.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2013 Iowa State Big 12 SR LB 2 83 50 133 12.0 3.5 2 11 5.5 0 6 3
Career Iowa State 137 88 225 16.0 3.5 2 11 5.5 0 9 0 0 0 3

George has solid statistics, although he is the type of linebacker we have employed for years. I would prefer that new blood be able to get to the quarterback a little bit more often. Here are the highlights from the NFL.com profile:

STRENGTHS Is sudden stepping downhill and flashes some shock in his hands. Plays with urgency and leaves all his energy and effort on the field. Explosive short-area burst. Very good balance and body control. Flows fast to the sideline and has the speed to cut off backs at the corner. Intense, vocal team leader. Good work ethic. Strong for his size — bench-pressed 225 pounds 28 times at the combine. Is committed to the game and competes hard. Has the makeup of a special-teams terror. Solid pro day showing.
WEAKNESSES Marginal size (built like a box safety). Slew-footed. Runs around blocks and takes himself out of plays overpursuing and giving up the cutback. Not stout — can be run at. Average zone awareness. See-and-go reactor — late to trigger.

We will George good luck in trying to earn a spot on a very talented LB corp.

Tags: 2014 Nfl Draft Jeremiah George New York Jets

  • tony tan

    Don’t like the pick. Their is better talent out there.