Photo of Jordan Lomax
Grade
4.99 ?
  • 4.75 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 8 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 202LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/4" Hands

Overview

After three years of waiting his turn to get on the field, including a lost 2012 season due to a spring shoulder injury and 2013 season where he missed four more games due to injury, Lomax finally earned the starting nod in 2014 -- and stayed healthy. He put forth an honorable mention All-Big Ten effort at safety (he started his Iowa career at cornerback), making 92 tackles, intercepting a pass and breaking up six others. Lomax followed that up with a third team all-conference campaign (96 tackles, one interception, six pass break-ups), where he used his compact build and athleticism to patrol the secondary for the Hawkeyes.

Analysis

Strengths

Aggressive, willing demeanor in run support. Loves to hit. Will get his licks in when he gets a chance. Might offer kickoff coverage value. Closes hard on receivers drifting into his area for the catch and can land a disruptive strike to jar ball free. Former cornerback with enough twitch to slam on brakes from backpedal and burst downhill. Hard worker in the classroom and weight room and noted team leader.

Weaknesses

Stout but short safety with small hands. Carries longer torso on shorter legs. Hesitates to jump routes on crossers and slants in front of him. Lacks play­making instincts and length. Had just two interceptions in two years as starter. More buildup acceleration than short area burst in coverage. Great hitter, but average finisher. Questionable angles and poor space adjustment led to 29 broken or missed tackles as a starter.

Sources Tell Us

"He's short but he's pretty well built so that shouldn't kill his chances. He's not a reliable tackler in space and if he doesn't run really well he won't drafted. He'll be in a camp though." -- NFC East area scout

Bottom Line

Physical hitter who plays with desire and urgency, but lacks the physical traits and downhill cover skills teams covet at the position. Comparisons to Bob Sanders by locals is understandable due to his frame and physicality, but Lomax lacks the juice and top-­end speed that Sanders possessed.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.