Full name is Javoddron Reon Holloway Copeland. Was a highly recruited defensive tackle as a Georgia prep, recording 27 sacks in his senior year and signing with LSU after initially committing to Tennessee. Moved in as a surrogate with his high school football coach, Bubba Jeter, in order to lessen the burden on his mother, who was struggling to find work and care for his three sisters. Arrived on the LSU campus in 2010 and was converted to fullback in fall camp. Appeared in four games as a true freshman, but did not have any stats. Saw action in all 14 games in '11, including four late-season starts, and carried the ball twice for zero yards. Was LSU's primary fullback in '12, playing in 13 games (12 starts) and rushing 21 times for 67 yards (3.2-yard average) and four touchdowns with three receptions for 54 yards (18.0) and zero touchdowns. Had some on-field issues, committing three personal fouls over a four-game span. Played in 11 games (six starts) in '13, rushing 13-25-3 (1.9) and receiving 4-31-0 (7.8). Missed two games after suffering a concussion when he slipped leaving the team shower room and landed on the back of his head. Returned to the field for the Alabama game and had a costly fumble -- his only lost fumble as a collegian. Did not touch the ball again during LSU's final three-plus games. Was invited to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and earned game MVP honors after scoring on a pair of 1-yard runs -- his first-ever multiple-touchdown game.
Exceptional bulk. Good upper-body strength to lock on and torque defenders. Can move the pile with sheer mass in short-yardage/goal-line situations.
Could improve sustain on the move (slips off some blocks). Gets hung up in traffic. Average athletic ability, leg drive and contact balance. Does not consistently generate movement as much as he should. Can improve ball security (see Alabama on goal line). Runs upright -- struggles to sink and unlock his hips. Limited route runner. Recorded a 4.63-second 20-yard shuttle time.
Priority free agent
Split time as a senior and did not look as powerful as he did as a junior in an isolation-lead blocking role. Could benefit from slimming down and gaining some agility to connect better with moving targets.