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Jarius Wynn (DE)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 275
College: Georgia
Conference: SEC
Hometown: Lincolnton, GA
High School: Lincoln County
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Selected by: Green Bay Packers
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 9 (182)
Pick Analysis: Wynn has good size for a defensive end. His coach in college, Mark Richt, says he will make a pro team. He ran pretty well and is a solid interior linemen for the Packers' new 3-4 program.
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Scouts see a lot of potential in this former junior college transfer, who was Georgia Military Academy's defensive MVP in 2006. His size and length on the edge did not result in a lot of production in two years between the hedges (33 tackles, four sacks), though his growth might have been stunted a bit with the Georgia staff rotating him back and forth between defensive end and tackle throughout his junior season. Scouts wonder if he was on the verge of breaking out, as he enjoyed the two best games of his career for Georgia in his final two contests. Wynn racked up a career-high six tackles against rival Georgia Tech and followed up that performance with another four tackles, including two sacks, against Michigan State in the 2009 Capital One Bowl. If his game continues to improve, Wynn could make a roster as a swing end able to play the run and pressure the quarterback -- ultimately proving to be a better pro than collegiate player.

Junior College

Georgia Military College ... Coached by Bert Williams ... Earned second-team National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American honors following the 2006 campaign ... Voted team captain and defensive MVP ... Tallied 21 tackles.

High School

Coached by Larry Campbell ... First-team GHSA All-State Class-A as a senior defensive lineman in 2004 ... Earned first-team All-State honors as an offensive lineman in 2003.

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Positives: Looks the part. ... Appears to have the frame to handle adding additional mass and make the transition inside to defensive tackle. ... More technically refined than most junior college prospects. ... Good hand usage to take on and slip blocks. ... Has the lateral agility to force the play out wide. ... Can break down in space and make the secure tackle. ... Might be an ascending player.

Negatives: Lacks burst off the snap. ... Bit of a "tweener." ... Lacks the speed off the edge to generate a consistent pass rush from the outside and the bulk to play inside at this time. ... Needs an open lane to close on the ballcarrier. ... Never established himself as a playmaker in the SEC despite plenty of hype.

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