Aaron Kampman Scouting Report

The Jaguars addressed a major need on their defensive line as they signed former Green Bay Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman late last night. What kind of player are the Jaguars getting with Kampman? We have the complete scouting report for you in this JagNation exclusive.

Measureables: 6'4", 260 lbs.; 30 years old, entering his ninth season from Iowa. Kampman is a two-time Pro Bowl defensive end with 54 career sacks in 108 career starts. Kampman led the Packers in sacks from 2006-2008 and has 12 forced fumbles in his career.

Scouting report courtesy of Bill Huber, publisher of Packer Report.com--

Kampman tore his ACL in the San Francisco game in Week 10. Judging on the timetable the Packers used with Nick Barnett last year (he tore his ACL two weeks earlier in the season than Kampman did), he wouldn't be ready to play a game until maybe Week One of the regular season and full-time duty to Week Five or Six. As you know he didn't produce a bunch of sacks last year but still had something like 28 quarterback hits (by GB's count). His track record says he's best as a 4-3 end with the two Pro Bowls and three years of high sack production. He's everything you want as far as character ... hard worker, intelligent, quiet leader, model citizen, pillar of community. Better athlete than you think (which is why he was okay as a linebacker) with great initial explosion out of stance.

The Jaguars are banking on Kampman fully recovering from his ACL injury and that may be somewhat of a long-shot, at least initially. New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora missed the entire 2008 season with a similar injury and came back to play all 16 games in 2009 and recorded seven sacks, slightly more than half of his total in 2007 (13) when the Giants won the Super Bowl.

If Kampman can notch even six or seven sacks in 2010, it will dwarf the numbers of the Jaguars other pass rushers, as defensive tackle John Henderson led the team with just three sacks in 2009.


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