Prospect Profile: Jamal Muhammad

Jamal Muhammad School: Bethune-Cookman
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 233 40: 4.80 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Former Ohio State player who's been used at outside linebacker and fullback. Starter the past two seasons, recording 38/2.5/0 as a senior after a career-high 103 tackles the prior year.

Positives: Explosive run defending linebacker who plays with a good degree of discipline. Reads the action, quickly fills the gaps and breaks down well. Keeps the play in front of him and flies around the field working to get involved in the action.

Negatives: Undersized, gets caught in the trash moving laterally and slowed from blocks. Does not play with great body control and easily knocked off balance. Marginal skills in pass coverage.

Analysis: A hard-working defender who lacks the pure size/speed numbers for the next level, Muhammad may be best suited as a backup in the 34 defense but must make his mark on special teams.

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