Prospect: Jackson Jeffcoat, DE/OLB, Texas
Grade: 6.7 (Grading Scale)
+Good height and has adequate length for the position.
+Has the frame to add another 10-12 pounds.
+Very quick first step and get off.
+Looks comfortable in space, changes direction well.
+Above average speed for the position, could run in the low 4.6 range.
+Has the flexibility to dip and bend around the edge.
+Complements his impressive speed rush with a decent inside move.
-Looked overwhelmed at times trying to bull-rush better linemen. (Joeckel for example)
-Needs to develop some additional rush moves and counters.
-Relies too much on timing the snap count at times.
+Plays with good pad level, will extend his arms and try and set a good edge.
+Does a decent job tracking the ball.
+Hits with authority, powers through the ball-carrier.
+Pursues and closes with impressive speed and determination.
-Had difficulty disengaging from blocks against elite competition.
-Speed occasionally takes him right by the ball-carrier.
+Doesn’t waste a lot of steps or motion.
+Hand placement is spot on, uses the push/pull well.
=Hand use is adequate, but could stand to improve.
+Understands scheme responsibilities, looks adept dropping into coverage as well as playing the run.
-Made a couple of bone-headed plays, including a very late quarterback hit for a penalty.
+Plays with passion on the field.
+Team on a leadership role with the Longhorns as a junior.
Jeffcoat is a phenomenal athlete that is steadily improving his football technique, especially during the latter part of his sophomore season. He showed off his speed, power and agility in racking up 17 tackles for loss last year, but he will need to add to his repertoire of rush moves if he is going to have continued success at the next level. He’ll also need to play in space or improve his disengagement skills against top-level tackles – he was easily contained by top A&M prospect Luke Joeckel.
With some minor improvements and another great season alongside Alex Okafor at Texas, I’d expect Jeffcoat to declare and be a first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Jeffcoat has good bloodlines, as his father Jim Jeffcoat racked up over 100 sacks during his 15 seasons in the NFL.
vs Texas A&M
-Rag-dolled by OT/OG double team.
-Stunts inside, big hit on QB draw – great form, exploded through contact.
-Fights off TE block in backfield, big tackle on QB again.
Full scouting notes for Jeffcoat vs Texas A&M.
-Standing up at DE, sometimes in the 3-point.
-Drops into coverage from the 2-point DE position, looks comfortable.
-Ridiculously quick first step, nearly gets his hand on swing pass.
Full scouting notes for Jeffcoat vs Oklahoma.
-lined up at RDE and both outside linebacker positions
-gets by left guard with a speed move to the inside
-slips double team to make the tackle at LOS
-set the edge vs left tackle, running back had to go backwards to get outside for little gain
Full scouting notes for Jeffcoat vs BYU.