Lorenzo Mauldin impressive during Jets’ minicamp
Right off the bat, linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin is already making a name for himself on the New York Jets. Selected in the 3rd Round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Mauldin brings an incredible work ethic, toughness and speed to the Jets’ defense. With minicamp already underway, Mauldin has coaches and teammates speaking highly of what he brings to the table.
As he worked mostly with the second team to start off minicamp, Mauldin is making his case to move up on the depth chart as quality depth on the active roster. With his skill-set also comes the opportunity to also play as a linebacker on the Jets’ 3-4 defense That could be a possible route that defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers wants to put Mauldin in.
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The Jets will definitely love to add his pass-rushing abilities into the mix since this upcoming season should be a rebounding one for the team. So far during minicamp, Mauldin has illustrated his speed and ability to make plays at any given moment.
Considering that Calvin Pace hasn’t played up to his potential, Mauldin could definitely make the team and be in a rotational situation at outside linebacker. The Jets could utilize Mauldin in this role to take full advantage of his speed and ability to get to the quarterback.
At Louisville, Mauldin contributed 113 tackles, 20.5 sacks and had 5 forced fumbles. If he can bring those kind of statistics into the Jets’ defense, Mauldin will definitely be a player to watch this upcoming season every single time he steps foot on the field.
If his strong early performance in minicamp is any indicator, Mauldin will definitely make the case to not only make the final roster but earn some time on the football field during the games that actually matter in 2015.
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