Scouting Report: Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE, Louisiana Tech

Here is my scouting report on Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE out of Louisiana Tech University:

General Comments:

  • Man amongst boys in his conference.
  • Effort and sustain is average
  • Good awareness in space
  • Will overpursue at times
  • Average finishing ability
  • Ceiling isn’t high

Pass Rush:

  • Extremely productive against non-Power 5 teams
  • Needs to get better at using hands to disengage
  • Will keep fighting to break contact to win in the backfield
  • Up-and-under is one of his better moves using speed to power around edge
  • Hip bend is average but enough to win occasionally with a well set up rip move from the edge
  • Can establish half man relationships with his punch
  • Has some force behind his punches if he gets his hands going
  • Pass Rush Moves: Speed-to-power, up and under, Chop-rip
  • Flashes of spin counter move inside and a bull-jerk through his blocker

Pass Rush Fails:

  • Struggled at times to disengage from blocks if they win the hand battle
  • Pass rush will fail if hands get inside his frame
  • If he gets punched in the shoulder, his pass rush will stall around the edge
  • Will sometimes take 4-5 steps to attack offensive lineman
  • Has to get better at disengaging from blocks. Tight ends can stall him on the edge with good hand placement.

Run Defense:

  • Good tracking of ball down the field
  • Strength and length at point of attack
  • Not the quickest at disengaging from blocks on the edge
Samuel Gold

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