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Pro Comparison: DE

Pro Comparison: DE

Tito Benach
Since it's the off-season, now would be a good time to debut a project I've been working on for a while. Here are some comparisons between Miami skill-position recruits and current NFL players based on skillset and physical gifts. This doesn't mean the recruits will turn out as good as these guys, but it is just a comparison of styles.

Today is the defensive ends.

Demetrius Jackson: Kamerion Wimbley

A more athletic end who suits as an outside linebacker. Jackson is great when getting outside of his blocker and chasing down a scrambling QB. His speed and agility help him make those plays on the outside. However, due to a lack of strength, Jackson rarely ever gets inside and if asked to get inside the tackle’s shoulder he will struggle.

Jackson: 6’5 200

Wimbley: 6’4 225

Jackson Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2611977/highlights/53579378

Chad Thomas: Jason Pierre Paul

The physical aspect is what drives this comparison. While JPP had about thirty pounds on Thomas coming out of high school,both have good height and very long arms. This helps them when rushing the QB so they can get good leverage against their blocker. Thomas’ speed off the line is overwhelming and with the combination of his size, it’s very difficult to stop.

Thomas: 6’4 230

Pierre-Paul: 6’5 278

Thomas Highlights:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwieiBhIwVI

Pierre-Paul’s Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odbPX-jdYdo

Keyon Brown: Jabaal Sheard

Technique and getting low when rushing is why I feel that Brown is similar to Sheard. Both have great hands and use them when going up against a blocker. Their technique is their strong point as they use that to get by Offensive linemen, along with their speed which makes it difficult to handle them,but their best trait is their ability to bend when rushing the passer.

Brown: 6’3 240

Jaabal Sheard: 6’4 240

Brown’s Highlights:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-RTzvHPctc


Sheard Highlights:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zpYrRPj5G4

Trent Harris: Ollivier Vernon

While Harris doesn’t have elite defensive ends size, his play and high motor make up for it similar to former Hurricane Ollivier Vernon. Harris gets a good jump off the line and has a good amount of strength to get by his offensive linemen. Harris also has great speed, much more then Olivier Vernon had but the catch for Harris is strength wise he isn’t as close to Vernon. Harris must develop more moves besides using his pure speed or strength to beat every blocker.

Harris: 6’2 226

Olivier Vernon: 6’3 230

Harris Highlights:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcLKQpq0vhc

Vernon Highlights:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNezgFO87Hw
(I only found his college highlights)

In case you missed the last comparison's


Comments (4)

How quick is Chad Thomas? Because I'm pretty sure that JPP runs a 4.6, and if Chad Thomas can get anywhere near that after bulking up he's going to annihilate people.
Someone tells something about Miami to Brown after he does the same spin move in the drills
How quick is Chad Thomas? Because I'm pretty sure that JPP runs a 4.6, and if Chad Thomas can get anywhere near that after bulking up he's going to annihilate people.

jpp is a freak and bball guy.

There isnt much guys like him....Chad though has the same type of body type..arm length etc..just not as athletic....Chad has more technique down t this point though.....Chad Thomas wont take a redshirt wherever he signs.