6’1 220 lbs
21 y/o Redshirt Junior – University of Notre Dame
The first thing you notice about Jeremiah is his body type. He’s built sort of like a big safety/cornerback. You also instantly notice his athleticism. His comfort level in space allows him to effectively cover TEs and slot WRs His exceptionally high motor has him flying around the field. He has really good straight line speed as well. This is a prospect that creative defensive coordinators will covet because he can play multiple roles. He can be used in coverage and pass rush to help you disguise some things you’d like to do defensively. You don’t have to take him off the field on 3rd down because of his versatility. He differs from Penn State LB Micah Parsons (the consensus top LB) in that he’s not as effective taking on offensive guards and mixing it up in the run game. He doesn’t really have the body type for it. He needs a coordinator that knows how to utilize his skillset best.
Very explosive player with top notch athleticism.
Has effectively played at LB, nickel CB and box safety.
Displays high football IQ which allows him to quickly diagnose plays
Plays with relentless effort to track down ball carriers play side and back side.
Great use of hands to make plays on the ball while also protecting himself
Very good at flowing through traffic laterally against the run.
Can play all three downs and be used in multiple roles.
Lacks typical NFL LB frame and size.
Not a strong tackler
Struggles with unblocked offensive linemen
I will be very interested in where JOK lands. As most of us know, scheme and fit is important for most prospects. It’s especially important for JOK. I would think that whoever drafts him has a detailed plan for his skillset. Overall, I think he can be a headache for offenses if used creatively. The question is, will he land in the right spot? Time will tell.
Overall Grade: 6.5 (7.0 Perennial Pro Bowler with right coaching staff. 6.0 Solid Day 1 Starter without)