Two-Deep Breakdown: DE Jawaun Wynn

Spring camp is over and the Rutgers football team is back on campus for summer classes and workouts. Coming out of the spring, is here to individually break down every expected member of the summer two-deep. Today, we continue momentum toward camp with a look at defensive end Jawaun Wynn.

Taking an in-depth, individual look at the key members of the roster, today looks at sophomore Jawaun Wynn, who checks in as a backup "R" defensive end.

Past Experience — Wynn has yet to see real action as a Scarlet Knight. After redshirting his first year on campus, it was not easy for him to find any sort of playing time behind an established group of receivers in front of him.

As a Recruit — Wynn picked Rutgers over Boston College and Connecticut and became the next Piscataway (N.J.) prospect to follow in the footsteps of Anthony Davis and Marvin Booker. A three-star receiver, Wynn ranked in at No. 134 at his position in the Class of 2010.

Spring Performance — The future brightened for Wynn when Kyle Flood took over as head coach. Moving him to the "R" defensive end position, Flood put Wynn in a spot where he can earn real playing time. Between questionable depth at the position and more experience for Wynn, he saw more action in the spring than he did in prior practices.

Wynn is still a long way from playing time, but showed in the spring that he will embrace his new role and is willing to put in the work to find success.

Does Well — Wynn fits the mold of someone that can grow into a weapon at the "R" defensive end position. He is quick, has good burst and has the right body type. Jamal Merrell proved last year that it is possible to move from wide receiver to the front seven and Wynn hopes to make it two years in a row. He has the speed to do it and is not afraid of contact.

Needs to Improve — Unfortunately for Wynn, significant mental and physical leaps are needed in camp to stick on the two-deep. Wynn does not nearly have the strength required to be a defensive end yet, not does he have the experience at the position.

For Wynn to compete at the "R" position, he must hit the weights hard and mesh his natural athleticism with the physical requirements of defensive line.

Long-Term Outlook — It did not work out for Wynn at receiver, but he is already higher on the depth chart as an end than he ever was at his former position.

Wynn has three years of eligibility remaining and enough athleticism to find the field somewhere.

Here is the latest interview with Wynn.

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