LB — Josey Jewell 6.61


Scout- Ryan Goudy


College: Iowa


Height: 6'1"


Weight: 235 lbs


40-Time: 4.82


Bench Press: 18


Vertical: 33"





Athleticism:5.71

Q.A.B. / C.O.D. 5.00 Average athlete, average COD.  Flexibility 5.00 Stiff hips, cant open up smoothly or flip from a drop to come down hill. Explosiveness 6.50 Uses instincts to explode to ball, straight line speed is there.  Playing Speed 6.50 Not fast, but instincts allow him to play at a faster speed. Coordination 6.25 Good coordination with his hands, sometimes slips when redirecting. Position Versatility 5.00 Must play inside, cant play outside in space.


Pass Rush Ability: 6.06

Initial Quickness 5.50 Does well with timing the snap  Rush with Leverage 6.00 Doesn’t rush with power, has a naturally lower center of gravity.  Pass Rush Moves 6.00 Wins with speed of the edge, or shooting a gap. Not a lot in the bag. Pressure Consistency 6.75 Does a good job when he comes to make his presence known.


Coverage: 5.75

Pass Drops 6.00 Does a good job of getting depth in his zone just takes a while to get there, reads the eyes well. Coverage Awareness 5.75 Doesn’t get lost, reads eyes and knows where receivers are.  M/M Coverage 5.00 Mismatched when covering backs out of the backfield, or TE that get vertical.  Zone Coverage 6.25 At his best when he can stand in his zone and read his surroundings.


Against The Run: 6.95

Play with Leverage 6.50 Does a good job of keeping a good pad level. Stack and Shed 6.75 Does well for limited length, gets off of blocks to make plays. Run at Him 6.75 Does a good job to read runs to him, get into gaps and beat linemen to the point.  Runs Away 6.75 Does a good job of playing with a good motor, runs down and uses good angles.  Tackling/Hitting 8.00 Launches and drives though contact, makes a ton of tackles.


Competitiveness: 8.00

Toughness 8.00 Missed one game this year, but rarely came off the field.  Production 8.00 A ton of tackles, last three years had more than 126 per season.  Consistency/Motor 8.00 High motor player, always flying to the ball.


Intelligence: 7.17

Instincts 7.50 Wins with instincts rather than skills, able to make up for athletic deficiencies.  Learn/Retain 7.00 Big film junkie, allows him to know what is coming before it happens. Concentration 7.00 Does a good job of not getting lost, knows what is happening.


STRENGTHS

Josey is a high motor player. He is always hawking to the ball. He is a tackling machine. When he is able to shoot gaps, he is able to deliver a boom. When blitzing Josey wins with effort and persistence to get to the point of contact. He loves football, spends his time studying so that in game he can play with his eyes.


WEAKNESSES

A limited athlete that has to solely depend on instincts. He struggles to move laterally and change directions to chase the ball. Doesn’t have a lot of moves when blitzing. Is mismatched when he has to run with a back out of the backfield, or cover tight ends up the seam.


BIG PICTURE

Josey Jewell is a player that wins with effort. He is relentless on his pursuit to the ball. Jewell is a film junkie, who spends his time watching film. This allows him to diagnose plays before they occur, allowing him to make up for his limited athleticism. He is at his best when he is allowed to come full speed down hill and shoot gaps in the run game. Jewell will be a special teams star, due to his ability to motor to the ball. While limited he will probably be able to fill in as a 2 down linebacker. Jewell projects as a late round prospect.