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
|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|
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.