What I Learned Watching: Jamaree Salyer

Matt DeBary shares what he learned watching Pace OL Jamaree Salyer play live.

Jamaree Salyer is a massive offensive lineman from Pace Academy in Atlanta. The 2018 prospect is 6’4, 305 lbs., and already has the look of a top prospect. Salyer is built extremely well, muscular, and has some of the biggest hands I’ve seen from an underclassmen.

I went to watch Pace Academy scrimmage Providence Christian on Friday night, and Salyer, along with teammate Andrew Thomas, absolutely dominated. Although Salyer only played in the first half against a much weaker opponent, he still showed why many people, including myself, believe he could be one of the top prospects in the country for the 2018 class.

Salyer showed his strength immediately as a defensive tackle to start the game, making three tackles at the line of scrimmage in the first four plays of the ballgame. He was unblockable when playing defense, manhandling every poor offensive lineman who had the job of trying to block him.

Salyer’s position in college, however, will be on the offensive line. He has a compact build, is very strong, and showed good quickness when he was pulling as a guard on run plays. I would have liked to see him more in pass protection, but Salyer dominated as a run blocker.

Overall, I really liked what I saw from Jamaree Salyer Friday night. He has the look of a major prospect; however, I would like to see how he plays against a better opponent later in the season. It’s safe to say that Jamaree Salyer is definitely a name to remember for the 2018 class.

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