Scouting Report: John Jerry

Written by Will Spencer on April 23, 2010




John Jerry


Position: OG School: Ole Miss
Height: 6’5 3/8 Weight: 328 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.20

Overall Grade:

6.26

Draft Projection:

2nd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 6
Speed 8 5.5
Quickness/Agility 10 6
Strength/Explosion 10 8.5
Athletic Ability 8 5
Durability 8 8
Character 6 5.5
Production/Experience 6 6
Toughness 8 7.5
Potential 10 7.5


Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 7.5
Run Blocking 10 7
Awareness 8 6
Hand Placement 6 5
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 4
Footwork 8 5.5
Leverage 8 6



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Excellent height/weight combo. Strong and locks long arms onto defenders (34″). Fires off the ball at the snap. Can completely man-handle smaller defensive lineman. Finishes blocks. Loves the pancake blocks. Handles most one on one bull rushers with ease. Good overall awareness. Excellent production and experience. Good bloodlines. Wide body guy with a large wingspan. Has experience playing right tackle and guard.

Weaknesses

Bends at the waist too often. Doesn’t have the mean streak you’d like to see from a man with his stature. Can get beat by quicker, gap shooting linemen. Footwork can get sloppy and has a hard time getting to the next level, especially on quick linebackers. Can get sluggish at times.

Analysis

Jerry could make a nice starting tackle in the NFL but needs to be in the right system. He’s not the type that will quickly get out on screen passes or get out on the linebackers on most plays, but can handle straight line blocking with ease. He’s massive and has a huge wingspan, so he can cover a lot of ground in the middle. Has the experience and versatility to play right tackle in a pinch, but will find his home at guard in the NFL.


Experience

Four year starter at Ole Miss.

Awards and Honors

2009: 1st team All-American. 1st team All-SEC.
2008: 2nd team All-SEC.
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

English major at Ole Miss.

Bloodlines

Brother, Peria, was a defensive tackle at Ole Miss and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Two of his cousins have played in the NFL and he currently has another cousin on the Ole Miss football roster (Jamarca Sanford).

Injuries

No history of injuries.




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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.