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Jonas Mouton (LB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    239 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Michigan
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: San Diego Chargers
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 29 (61)

Pick Analysis: The Chargers' special teams will certainly benefit from the addition of Mouton. He is one of the most athletic defenders in the draft, and his combination of speed and strength will upgrade their kicking units. He might eventually find a role as an every-down player, but expect him to make an immediate contribution as a special teamer.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.86 sec
  • Bench Press- -
  • Vertical Jump31.5 inch
  • Broad Jump115.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.08 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.34 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Mouton will probably find a home as a backup outside linebacker on a team that deploys the Tampa-2 where he can play in space and drop into zone coverage - two of his strengths. He's vulnerable when teams run at him. Doesn't possess the strength to shed blocks and can lose gap integrity when shooting gaps instead of taking on blockers. Shows great effort rushing the passer but just doesn't have the natural tools to consistently get to the quarterback. Mouton can make some plays dropping into zone coverage and make some big hits in the open field. Potentially a mid-round selection.


Strengths

Mouton has enough height and speed. Can shoot gaps and makes plays on the ball-carrier. Uses his hands well to sift through the trash in pursuit. Comfortable dropping into zone coverage, can break up passes, and make tackles in the flats. Exhibits great effort rushing the passer. Big hitter.

Weaknesses

Does not possess enough bulk or strength. Struggles to get off blocks in the box. Can be sucked in by misdirection and takes some poor angles in pursuit. Doesn't appear fluid enough to hold up in man coverage against backs at the next level. Lacks the elite burst to overcome bulk deficiencies while pass rushing.

Grade

4.7

 

Video Playlist

  1. Chargers take Jonas Mouton No. 61

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 08:41 p.m.

    The San Diego Chargers select Michigan LB Jonas Mouton with the 61st overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Jonas Mouton

    Published: March 14, 2011 at 08:15 p.m.

    Watch Michigan LB Jonas Mouton work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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