Josey Jewell

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  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll be very surprised if Josey Jewell doesn't excel in the NFL. He reminds me a lot of Chris Borland, both beasts in the Big Ten but because they didn't run a 40 as fast as linebackers with far less productivity, both were downplayed and drafted later than they should have been, Borland in the third round and Jewell in the fourth round.

    Everything I've read about Jewell indicates that he's going to be a tackling machine for the Broncos, just as Borland was for the 49ers before he retired after just one season, and many other White LBs who didn't run sparkling 40 times. Jewell was a treat to watch when he played for Iowa, and will be again for the Broncos. He may not start as a rookie, but the starter ahead of him is the quite mediocre Todd Davis, so it's only a matter of time.

    Some have wondered if Josey will be a three down backer when he does start, but according to this article that should be a no-brainer. Gee, how does a linebacker with a 4.80 40 time excel in pass coverage? Maybe, just maybe, diagnosing plays quickly, intelligence, feel for the game, and other factors trump linebackers who run 4.6s and 4.7s but lack those skills:

    Denver Broncos: Josey Jewell is exceptional in coverage

    https://predominantlyorange.com/2018/07/21/denver-broncos-josey-jewell-exceptional-coverage/
     
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