View Full Version : Kamerion Wimbley vs. Alonzo Jackson

05-01-2006, 11:00 AM
Wimbley: 6'4" 255 4.65 (some reports of 4.73) 40
Jackson (Coming out of college): 6'4" 266 4.83 40

Wimbley Strengths:He is very athletic, has good mobility with the change of direction skills to counter inside and pursue down the line. He has an excellent burst to close with the ability to get his shoulder past the tackle and bend the corner. He lacks ideal bulk and strength to be a force at the point of attack but is still able to compensate with his outstanding athleticism

Wimbley Weaknesses:
Wimbley is an undersized defensive end who lacks the bulk/strength to hold ground vs. offensive linemen run blocks at him and does not have the frame to get too much bigger. Despite having very good natural explosiveness, he does not sense/anticipate the snap well and is almost always the last defensive lineman moving at the snap, which will keep him from being able to threaten the corner as a speed/edge rusher consistently in the NFL. He does not rush the passer aggressively on every snap and is not a productive pass rusher when he doesn't. He does not consistently read the play correctly and often ends up taking his initial step in the wrong direction. Too often he is around the play, but does not turn the corner sharp enough to finish the play. He makes most of his plays when unblocked or blocked by a tight end/running back and struggles to make plays vs. offensive tackle blocks.

Jackson Strengths: Well-built player with a very large wingspan for his size. Speed edge rusher who uses his hands and arms well. Plays hard and hustles. Will chase all over the field. Really came on as a senior and showed very good pass-rush ability at times. Seemed stronger and did not get pushed past the quarterback as often, and at times would dip his shoulder and power through the block. Has a 37-inch vertical.

Jackson Weaknesses: Lacks size and size potential vs. the run and really struggles when he has to play over a big tackle. Needs to develop better counter moves as a pass rusher. Plays with a high motor but is not as mean and nasty as teams would like. Because of his lack of strength, he may begin his career as a third-down specialist while a team puts him up in the weight room.

Wimbley only had 26 tackles last year, but 7.5 sacks, and 11 tackles for loss. The FSU defense was overrated, and had several picks taken in the 06 draft first round. By way of comparison, Jackson had 34 tackles as a senior, 13 sacks, and 18 tackles for loss. Considering that Wimbley is questionable in pass coverage, which is one of the tenets of OLB in the 3-4, I'm seeing a potential bust here.

tony hipchest
05-01-2006, 11:13 AM
i hope so. this is the type of player the steelers used to find in the 3rd or 4th round. we could sit him and slowly bring him along and train him and in about 3-4 years have him ready for a starters role. (porter, haggans, gildon, foote etc.) how times have changed

05-01-2006, 04:38 PM
i so he turns out to be the big bust....wouldn't wanna see cleveland ruin there streak.:sofunny:

05-01-2006, 05:01 PM
i so he turns out to be the big bust....wouldn't wanna see cleveland ruin there streak.:sofunny:

:toofunny: :toofunny: dont worry, he's drafted bythe clowns, he's destined to fail to some degree..