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Prospect Profiles: Jurell Casey

JURELL CASEY, DT, USC

Triangle Numbers: 6, 300, 5.06

Scouting Reports:

Sideline Scouting:

Positives: Reasonably good speed… Good burst off the snap… Disruptive… Explodes into the gap… Good quickness… Penetrates… Very solid strength… Reasonably stout and can push the pocket when he stays low… Good technique… Uses his hands well… Very solid balance… Good arsenal… Solid swim, rip and club moves… Plays the run well… Wide base… Good anchor… Can clog the middle…Good change of direction agility… Does a nice job in pursuit… Gets to the ball carrier… Good tackler… Good motor… Does not give up on plays… Has a nose for the football… Consistent… Durable, has played in all but one game over three seasons… Selected All-Pac Ten first team for the 2010 season.

Negatives: Lacks any real size… Arms are shorter than ideal… Squatty… Top heavy… Does not get off blocks especially well… Can be pushed around at the point of attack… Questionable work habits… Relies on speed too much… Plays too high.

National Football Post:

Possesses a thick upper body, looks a bit disproportionate and seems to have a lot of excess girth through the midsection. Would worry about his body fat level a bit because he isn’t the most impressively put together interior lineman. However, has a long set of arms and an explosive initial first step and can win off the snap. His awareness off the snap is a bit inconsistent where at times he’s the last guy moving off the football. But for the most part gets off the snap on time, keeps his pad level down and plays with good leverage when trying to shoot gaps inside and can absorb and fight his way through contact. Possesses average flexibility when asked to sit into his stance, but at times gets too high when he begins to wear down or has to stunt and will struggle to gain leverage into contact. Possesses impressive lateral agility for a guy his size and uses his long arms well to slip blocks off the snap, exhibits a compact arm over move inside and knows how to slip blocks. Doesn’t do as good a job extending his arms into contact and doesn’t look real natural when asked to disengage through contact, relies more so on his lateral ability than hands use but his motor seemed to be running a little more this year and made some plays on his work rate fighting through contact.

Isn’t the most impressive run defender when asked to hold the point of attack. Needs to be able to shoot gaps, play off blocks and win with his first step. Doesn’t do a great job extending his arms into contact and despite his respectable pad level, allows defenders to get their hands under him and drive him off the ball consistently. Does a much better job when asked to one-gap inside, can drop his shoulder, maintain level and fight his way through contact and also does a good job using his length to play the piano down the line and work toward the football. Possesses only an average closing burst in pursuit, but breaks down well and uses his length to wrap well on his man.

Impression: Looks a bit heavy from the waist up and doesn’t anchor as well as his thick, squatty frame would lead you to believe. However, he has a good get off, can keep pad level down when he wants and has some lateral quickness and length to shed blocks. Has the talent to make an impact as a one-gap guy in the league, but I do have major questions about is willingness to work at it. Has some lazy to his game.

FF Toolbox:

Jurrell Casey did not step into a starting role as a freshman, but he did play some important minutes off of the bench. As backup nose tackle at USC, he tallied 12 tackles (including 2.0 tackles-for-loss) and a forced fumble. That is not too bad for a freshman on what was a very talented USC defense. The following year Casey stepped into a starting role, with two starts at nose tackle at the rest at defensive tackle. Casey tallied 59 tackles with 9.0 tackles-for-loss and 4.5 sacks. For his efforts, Casey earned plenty of postseason accolades.

He earned plenty of accolades heading into the 2010 season and has done pretty well all things considered. He has developed into a solid run stuffer and already has 35 tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.0 sacks through seven games. Casey has put on a little more weight this season and does not lack in the strength department. He is not the most nimble defensive tackle around, but he will bull his way through the interior of the offensive line and disrupt plays even if he fails to make a play himself.

If Casey does go pro a year early, he is likely a borderline first round selection. There are some pretty good defensive tackles in this class, but Casey has to be mentioned with them. Another year polishing his skills can never hurt, yet Casey has the ability to be an impact player in the NFL right now.

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GiantsGab Thoughts:

Jurrell Casey is an undersized, attacking, 3 technique. You hate how small he is, but he is explosive and gets up field. Can be disruptive. However, doesn’t have the best work habits, and will get engulfed by larger guards. Not going to be a good run defender. Unless he works at it, his frame won’t be great either. A lot of questions for a talented guy. Would fit in as rotational, pass rushing defensive tackle. Not a bad option in the 4th or 5th round. I’m not as big a fan as others, but does have some potential, if someone can light a fire under him.

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3 Responses to “Prospect Profiles: Jurell Casey”

  1. Brenda says:

    This NFL Player Made a Threat that Left Patriotic Football Fans Fuming

    Article: “The story of this last season was many players’ choice to kneel during the national anthem – a move that cost the league dearly in ratings and ad revenue.”
    ANSWER:
    Being a racist isn’t illegal. Acting upon your racist beliefs in a manner which conflicts with the law is. You can think that other races or ethnic groups are inferior to your own. You can state publicly and privately with a few exceptions. You can print material stating this belief. You can start an organization whose members share your beliefs and you are willing to spread them.
    In private business if you espouse racist beliefs you can be terminated for them if your company has written policies against this or simply for cause if your actions interfere with the business.
    What you cannot do is:
    1 Close your business to people because of your racist beliefs.
    2 Fail to hire to people because of your racism
    3 Prevent children from being educated in schools because of your racism.
    4 Deny housing to people based upon your racist beliefs.
    5 Act out violently against people because of your racists leanings.
    6 Establish any facilities under the guise that they are “separate but equal.”
    7 Demand that violent actions be taken against people because of their race.

    Article: “Tennessee Titans defensive end Jurrell Casey had some choice words about the new policy. In an interview with CNN, Casey said:
    “I’m gonna take a fine this year. Why not? I’m gonna protest during the flag. That’s what I’m gonna say now. I’m gonna take my fine. So it is what it is. I’m not going to let that stop me from doing what I want to do.”

    ANSWER:
    I thought you were gathering to play a game. I thought players were hired and paid to play a game. I thought the public paid to see a sporting event NOT A PROTEST but if your intent is to stage public protests then you should be advised:
    In the United States, you have the right to assemble and peacefully protest against the government as you see fit. Derived from the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, you can assemble and engage in peaceful protest in a public space, such as sporting venues.
    The government can place reasonable restrictions on your speech activities known as “time, place, and manner” restrictions.
    Each state has its own form of protest laws designed to spell out the demonstration permit process and provide criminal penalties for violations of peaceful protest laws. Individual municipalities and cities may have their own ordinances related to marches, demonstrations, or protests, such as kneeling or sitting during the national anthem.
    EXAMPLE:
    Tennessee Memphis Special Events Office
    1 File application at least 14 days prior to event.
    2 Pay fee between $25-$50

    Victimology, separatism, and anti-intellectualism underlie the general black community’s response to all race-related issues. The narrative of black victimization is the spinal column of globalism. It has been gradually building over the past 40 years.
    EXAMPLE:
    48% of people killed by police are white
    30% of people killed by police are black
    18% of people killed by police are Hispanic

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