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Jamar Chaney (LB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    242 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 7/8 in.
  • College:
    Mississippi St.
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Philadelphia Eagles
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 13 (220)
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Pick Analysis: After selecting Keenan Clayton in Round 4, the Eagles take another stab at solidifying their linebacker corps with Chaney. Given his impressive athleticism, Chaney figures to compete for a roster spot at a position where the Eagles struggled last season.

Overview

Chaney is coming off his most productive year as a collegiate player after missing most of the 2008 season with an injury in the opener. Chaney has adequate size, strength and athleticism for the position. Chaney has improved his run defense but is best in space as a coverage defender. He is inconsistent to take on and shed blockers and may be best covered up at the next level. Chaney plays with an excellent motor and is quick to pursue with solid instincts. He runs well and shows excellent range which should make him great in combination man schemes as well as special team’s at the nest level. Chaney is a very good football player that is likely to be productive as a rookie.


Strengths

Chaney displays impressive athleticism for an inside ‘backer and the range to make plays from sideline-to-sideline. Shows good instincts when diagnosing against the run. Is a tough, competitive performer who plays with a good motor. Excels dropping into pass coverage and is comfortable playing zone. Has been productive whenever on the field.

Weaknesses

Struggles against the run. He’s inconsistent to take on and shed bloggers up the middle. Is not stout enough to stop the power running game. Despite his range in pass coverage, only possesses average ball skills. Must improved his blitz techniques to further enhance third down value.

Grade

4.4

 

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