Prospect Profile: John Jerry

Scout.com's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber profiles the top prospects eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft. Learn about Ole Miss offensive guard John Jerry inside.


John Jerry
School: Ole Miss
Position: Offensive Guard
Height: 6-5
Weight: 332
Projected 40-Time: 5.40

Star Rating: Grade: 80
Draft Projection: 3rd - 4th Round

Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of February 1st) in the 2010 Scout.com Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:

85-100 = 1st - 2nd Round
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th Round
_55-69 = 5th - 6th Round
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA


Jerry has the versatility to play guard or tackle in the NFL.
Ole Miss Athletics

Strengths: Jerry is a massive interior lineman who possesses freakish strength. He has superior size, long arms and generates an explosive burst in running situations. He mauls the opposition at the line, and once he’s locked in, defenders are trapped in his grasp. He’s a durable, dependable and experienced lineman who brings versatility to the field.

Weaknesses: He’s not a natural athlete and has to work on his overall technique. He relies on his strength too much and has limited range as a blocker. He lacks focus and has an inconsistent motor. He has to keep his weight under control and work on his conditioning.

Steuber Says: A four-year starter with Ole Miss, Jerry is the younger brother of Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry. Jerry has played right tackle and guard in college, and while playing RT in the NFL is possibility, it seems natural that he would remain at guard. Teams will love his size, but there’s plenty of concern surrounding his conditioning. He has the talent to be great, but he has yet to put it all together.


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