Jerry Hughes #55 OLB
Height: 6-2 Weight: 254 Age: 25
Born: 8/13/1988 Sugar Land , TX
College: Texas Christian
Experience: 5th season
High School: Stephen F. Austin HS [Sugar Land, TX]
Selected By: Indianapolis Colts
Pick (Overall): 31 (31)
Hughes is a defensive end that has been the most disruptive defender for the Horned Frogs over the past two years. He is a tweener (size and athleticism) at the next level and may fit as an undersized end in a 4-3 scheme or an inexperienced outside backer in an odd front. Hughes is best attacking the line of scrimmage rushing the passer or penetrating to disrupt the run. He uses his hands well to control blockers on the edge. He also shows an expansive pass rush package. Hughes has dropped in zone coverage at times but is most comfortable with his hand on the ground. He is a solid tackler in the open field utilizing great balance and body positioning. Regardless of where Hughes aligns at the next level he should contribute as a rookie due to his instincts, toughness, athleticism and energy.
Published: April 22, 2010 at 11:04 p.m.
The Colts select TCU DE Jerry Hughes with the 31st pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Published: April 13, 2010 at 02:20 p.m.
A look at NFL draft prospect TCU outside linebacker Jerry Hughes.
Published: April 5, 2010 at 08:13 p.m.
Hard-hitting TCU DL Jerry Hughes has a tenacious demeanor fit for the NFL.