Jets select ILB Jeremiah George

NCAA Football: Kansas at Iowa StateWith the No. 154 pick in the NFL Draft, the Jets selected inside linebacker Jeremiah George out of Iowa State.

George, who is  5-foot-11, 234 pound, was Iowa State’s MVP during the 2013 season. The team captain led the Big 12 in tackles with 133 total and an average of 11.1 per game. George spent limited time on the field during the 2010 and 2011 seasons before starting in nine games in 2012.

George had the third most bench presses of any linebacker during the NFL Combine with 28. He could not participate in positional drills, shuttle drills or the 3-cone drill, though, because he pulled a hamstring while running the 40-yard dash.

Scouts say that the 22-year-old leaves everything he has on the field and has good body control. They also point out, however, that he does have marginal size and average zone awareness.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Special teams is where George will look to make his mark in the short term, but Tony Pauline did just tweet that he would be a great fit in Rex Ryan’s defense. He doesn’t have particularly impressive athletic numbers and is a little undersized, but the Jets do need depth in the linebacking corps and he was a productive leader in college.

Demario Davis had his ups and downs in his first season as a full-time starter, but it seems unlikely that his spot will come under fire from a rookie. However, it’s always nice to have some insurance, so George will be a good addition to the mix, especially if he can be an impact player on special teams.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

George is a pursuit linebacker who can read and react to the play and who has enough burst and instinct to make plays against the run. In defense or sub-packages, George’s lack of size will push him into a role where he could play the the weak side and where the play gets funneled back to him. Even though he is smaller, he is a fearless player and throws himself into plays with abandon which will likely translate well for him on special teams.

George won’t be asked to be a major contributor on defense in 2014 with David Harris and Demario Davis already in house. Where the Jets have concerns at the linebacker spot in years to come is at youth and depth. The Jets special teams has suffered in recent years due to the team’s overall depth and this move helps the team as George looks to be a future core special teamer for the Jets.




171 comments
jenkins
jenkins

Pretty sure we'll take Lyerla if he's there for our cluster picks. Nothing to lose and great talent. But who can't play for Kelly?

WW85
WW85

Talking up Mike Sam on NFLN   Real good kid. He deserves a shot

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

Why Dixon and not Victor Hampton?

joemustgo
joemustgo

C'mon, guys. It's the sixth round. All these guys are scratch-off lottery tickets. You may win a couple of bucks if you're lucky.

jenkins
jenkins

I wanted Bennett Jackson at safety. Giants took him

jenkins
jenkins

I kinda like him.  Beating the bushes for him. Got lost looking at Ahmad Dixon

MeAtBaLLPaRmX
MeAtBaLLPaRmX

Another corner? Wasn't Brandon Coleman still there?

WW85
WW85

Reading about Pryor, I'm a bit concerned that he really doesn't have the coverage skills the way most SS do these days. Not in love with him at 18. But I can't imagine Rex missing too badly on a safety 1st rounder

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

I think they go OLB here. Could it be Sam? 

jenkins
jenkins

Usually Ozzie takes all the guys I want before us. Not this time.

Hoz
Hoz

we on the clock.

jenkins
jenkins

This is a fast draft, isn't it?

Eddy Lopez
Eddy Lopez

Is Storm Johnson still out there?

jenkins
jenkins

Zumwalt is another special teams maniac.

kniff
kniff

Can't begin to tell you all how thrilled I am with the Pryor and Amaro picks...arguably the best safety and second best TE in the class.


Glad we got some new blood at CB, WR, G, and ILB too...


FEELS GREAT!!!!!!

Eddy Lopez
Eddy Lopez

Hey what do you guys think about Idzik staying put in all the picks?

Hoz
Hoz

Seatrunk went to redskins

bradysucks
bradysucks

I just read Rich Cimini's draft analysis of Idzik's draft

Awful

I criticize picks and applaud other picks...

Literally everything that guy writes is negative. It is obvious he isn't a Jets fan

He's perfect for ESPN - perfect

jenkins
jenkins

@WW85  I think he's good in coverage. Who you reading?

Monty
Monty

@kniff  it really does ...add this to vick, cj2k, decker..breno....were going to be a new team

Hoz
Hoz

@Eddy Lopez  Crazy, 12 rookies are not goinng to make the team.

jenkins
jenkins

@Hoz  Had plenty of shots at him. I think he'll be great with Washington.

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

@bradysucks  He isn't supposed to be a Jets fan. He is a team insider who gives his honest opinion whether we like it or not. 

WW85
WW85

@Hanknaples We just drafted him as a punisher I guess?  Is that a 1st rounder?

WW85
WW85

@jenkins Literally every scouting report says he hasn't played much coverage & he runs a 4.58?  That's not recovery speed. I mean I get he's an enforcer but I thought we needed real cover guys? I want to like him, but I'm concerned.

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

@Hoz  No, but even when the Jets had 8 picks in 2012, only 5 are still on the team. 

Eddy Lopez
Eddy Lopez

@Hoz  I know but don't we get players also that don't get drafted afterwards no matter what they are going to be cut.

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

It will make for a full Team Picture :(

bradysucks
bradysucks

He's covered the Jets 15 years. He literally has no idea what he is doing.

His opinions are laughable

I would agree that he gets paid to give an opinion by ESPN - I am not so sure those opinions aren't heavily influenced by the other d-bags at ESPN who called the Jets the worst team in the NFL last year in their rankings. The Jets were 8-8

jenkins
jenkins

@Paul Samuels @bradysucks  yeah, but he's a poser. He doesn't even believe half the stuff he writes. 


Not a writer of hits-a writer for hits.

idothis2
idothis2

@WW85 @jenkins 

didnt ha ha run the same 40 time and he's considered a cover safety?

jenkins
jenkins

@WW85  he's also an excellent blitz man. Love him in Rex's defense.

jenkins
jenkins

@bradysucks  and Mischa at the Daily News is just as bad or worse. What a little scumbag.