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Jerry Hughes

Jerry Hughes
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive End

TCU


College Position: Defensive End
School: TCU
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-1
Weight: 255
Birthdate: 08-13-1988
Draft Projection: Mid First
Overall Rank: 15
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive End (2)
3-4 Linebacker (2)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1st round with the #31 pick.
An excellent pick by the Colts. Jerry Hughes fits the Colts profile of fast, undersized pass rushing defensive ends. Dwight Freeney is getting up and age and battled injuries last year and Hughes provides both insurance and another running mate. In the Super Bowl the Colts struggle to put pressure on Drew Brees contributed to their defeat and this selection is an attempt to reinvigorate that pass rush. Hughes has the tools to be a dynamic pass rushing including long arms, is explosiveness off the edge and a high motor. He will also benefit from learning from and playing opposite Dwight Freeney. He could not have landed in a much better situation.

Strengths

  • Two time First Team All American
  • Relentless pass rusher. His first step is one of the best in this class
  • Tremendous athleticism - could have the fastest 40 among DEs
  • Outstanding closing speed. Can overrun a play and still recover
  • Knocks down a lot passes at line of scrimmage. 7 deflected passes for a 6'1" defensive end is remarkable
  • Consistent motor has helped make him a solid run defender
  • 26 sacks the past two seasons (15 sacks in 2008 led the country)
   

Weaknesses

  • Likely too small for DE which could force him to switch to 3-4 OLB or SLB
  • Needs to bulk up to play as an every down SLB
  • Best fit is likely as a 3-4 OLB
  • Held his ground well in run defense in the Mountain West, but could struggle in this area at the next level
  • Key to his draft status will be how well he shows he can drop into coverage
  • Needs to get improve his upper body strength

News

2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
NFL Draft Slot Analysis: Do First Round Draft Slots Matter - Mar 13 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: An Inside Look at the Indianapolis Colts' Draft Plans - Feb 10 (Jared Counterman)
2010 Pre-Season All Defensive Rookie Team - Aug 22 (Dan Wernery)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Defense/Special Teams Rankings - Jul 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: AFC South - May 2 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: At First Glance - Winners and Losers - Apr 24 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams (Day Two) - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Five Players Who Will Be Drafted Earlier than Expected - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Five Bold Predictions (Maier Edition) - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for NFC Teams - Apr 15 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams - Apr 6 (Dan Wernery)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: DT, DE and LB - Mar 1 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 Senior Bowl Winners and Losers - Feb 6 (Chris Maier)
2010 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What To Watch - Jan 25 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: Fiesta Bowl - Jan 4 (Chris Maier)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Mid Season Mock Draft - Oct 24 (Dan Wernery)
Feeling a Draft: Sam Bradford at a Crossroads - Oct 20 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - An Early Look - Sep 30 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 DE Prospects - Jul 18 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - A First Look - May 19 (Chris Maier)
Poinsettia Bowl: Draft Stocks to Watch - Dec 22 (Chris Maier)

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