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Jets claimed former Bengals DL Jordan Willis and placed WR Quincy Enunwa on IR.

 

The Jets have claimed DL Jordan Willis, who fills the roster spot for WR Quincy Enunwa, who was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury.

Willis, who was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2017 draft, started 32 games (two starts) in two seasons with Cincinnati and registered 45 tackles and two sacks. The 6’4”, 270-pounder was one of the Bengals’ 11 D-lineman to make their 53-man roster and was inactive for the team’s season opener against the Seahawks before he was waived Sept. 10.

The Kansas State product racked up 113 tackles, 25.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in 38 games for the Wildcats and earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2016.

 

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Amongst the other teams that tried to claim Jordan Willis: the Dolphins, per source.

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1 minute ago, johnnysd said:

More defensive line. Awesome

Well I just read that Bengals had 11 DL on the 53 in week 1... certainly beats out the Jets 9

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SMH...

Sep 10, 2019, 

the Bengals are waiving defensive end Jordan Willis. In a corresponding move, the Bengals signed free agent linebacker LaRoy Reynolds. The Bengal have since confirmed both roster moves.

Willis, a third-year player, saw action in 32 games with the Bengals since joining the team as a third-round draft pick out of Kansas State in the 2017 NFL Draft. It’s an unfortunate end for Willis, who showed flashes of becoming a solid run defender, but his inability to generate any semblance of a pass rush made it hard to keep him on a 53-man roster that had 11 defensive lineman in Week 1.

https://www.cincyjungle.com/2019/9/10/20859623/49ers-news-bengals-roster-jordan-willis-laroy-reynolds

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1 minute ago, CM28 said:

Maybe our GM think this guy is an upgrade to our pass rush? 

Just an idea. Give him a few drafts on his own before the verdict?

He inherited a sh*t show after all

Maybe, but he couldn't make the team because he was a horrible pass rusher and they were hoping he could at least be a good run defender.

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1 minute ago, C Mart said:

SMH...

Sep 10, 2019, 

the Bengals are waiving defensive end Jordan Willis. In a corresponding move, the Bengals signed free agent linebacker LaRoy Reynolds. The Bengal have since confirmed both roster moves.

Willis, a third-year player, saw action in 32 games with the Bengals since joining the team as a third-round draft pick out of Kansas State in the 2017 NFL Draft. It’s an unfortunate end for Willis, who showed flashes of becoming a solid run defender, but his inability to generate any semblance of a pass rush made it hard to keep him on a 53-man roster that had 11 defensive lineman in Week 1.

 

So what you're saying is that he'll fit right in with this team.

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1 minute ago, David Harris said:

I think we’re getting ready for the departure of Leonard Williams – who had zero impact plays last week

Hopefully he is setting up something with the Eagles who just lost Malik Jackson for the Season... Snag a CB and Agholor.

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Just now, David Harris said:

I think we’re getting ready for the departure of Leonard Williams – who had zero impact plays last week

Anyway to get something for that guy if his season continues the way it has?  I mean, they may try to extend him but probably not willing to pay the $$$ he thinks he deserves.  He might have been a nice piece to trade for a 2nd rounder this past April.

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4 minutes ago, CM28 said:

Maybe our GM think this guy is an upgrade to our pass rush? 

Just an idea. Give him a few drafts on his own before the verdict?

He inherited a sh*t show after all

What's worse BTW, a sh$t show or a dumpster fire since we have used these analogies before on our team?. I personally like train wreck myself the best since what is worse than that.

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3 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

Anyway to get something for that guy if his season continues the way it has?  I mean, they may try to extend him but probably not willing to pay the $$$ he thinks he deserves.  He might have been a nice piece to trade for a 2nd rounder this past April.

Well, I would trade him for a starting CB at this point since Dline is not our biggest problem at this point.

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Tested well at Combine

COMBINE RESULTS 

GRADE 5.84

40:  4.53 SEC

BP:  24 REPS

VERT: 39.0 INCH

BROAD: 125.0 INCH

3 CONE:  6.85 SEC

20 YRD SHUTTLE: 4.28 SEC

STRENGTHS

 Good eyes vs. zone read; sees mesh point clearly. Quick responder once he diagnoses the action. Excellent change of direction ability to stay in the hunt. Finishes tackles, rarely allowing runners to escape grasp. Pursuit will not stop until the whistle blows. Proficient with hands. Hands are strong and control the action. Well-schooled with excellent stack-and-shed ability. Good strength in base and plays with adequate contact balance. Stays clean setting edge while spying into backfield. Uses blockers' forward lean against them, sends them tumbling forward. Arm over is a pet move that gives him early wins. Track-stance pass rusher who comes out of the blocks with decent burst to the edge. Hard worker. Productive in sacks and forced fumbles over final two seasons at KSU.

WEAKNESSES

 Straight-liner mover. Very deliberate as a pass rusher. Shows rush moves early and rarely deviates from original track. One-speed rusher lacking dynamic qualities to turn corner for tight loops. Could get flattened in the rush arc due to hip tightness. Timing of hands need work as he tends to shoot prematurely, opening himself up to counter moves. Rarely makes tackles redirect inside with sharp counters. Tackles often come at angles. Might need to move to outside linebacker on next level.

DRAFT PROJECTION

 Round 2

NFL COMPARISON

 Kyle Emanuel

BOTTOM LINE

 Productive three-year starter who plays with desired motor from whistle to whistle. Willis is a stack-and-shed edge defender with good play strength and quality hand work at the point of attack. He will need more creativity to be an effective NFL pass rusher, but he should be able to earn a roster spot and work his way up the pecking order in either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.

DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"When you watch Willis, you'll see him in a variety of spots. He's a guy you can plug in just about anywhere and make plays for you." -- Charles Davis

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Just now, dbatesman said:

Willis’s combine was off the charts. Good guy to take a flier on.

If only it were a flier.  I get the feeling we count on these guys to win games for us now.

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As a pro, Willis could be a supporting defensive end who notches 4-8 sacks per season if he has an elite pass-rusher on the other side who helps him with single teams and funneling the quarterback to him to clean plays up.

Here is how one top scout from a pass-rush-needy team summarized Willis, "Manufactured workout warrior. Solid backup type who can earn starts, but doesn't show same explosiveness on tape to feel he is going to wreck shop versua NFL blockers. Willis is workman-like and blue collar. If he's a starter, he's along the Clark Haggans, Brian Robison, Alex Okafor, Rob Ninkovich type. Willis tested better than Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan and Derrick Morgan, but he isn't near as explosive an athlete or player on tape as those guys were coming out."

Willis would fit best in the NFL as an end in a 4-3 defense even though he is undersized for that role. Willis is a little short on length and speed to be a stand up 3-4 outside linebacker. Sources say they expect Willis to be second-day pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, and five teams have told WalterFootball.com they graded Willis as a late second-round/early third-round pick.

Player Comparison: Brian Robison. Robison (6-3, 259) is almost identical in size to Willis and has carved out a good career and has been a functional contributor for the Vikings. Willis could easily turn into a similar pro.

NFL Matches: Dallas, Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, New York Jets, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Washington and Tampa Bay

There are a lot of potential fits for Willis in the early rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft. In the early portion of the second round, there some possible landing spots, including with the 49ers, the Jets and the Bengals. San Francisco needs an edge rusher for its defense, and the Jets could use an edge rusher, too. Cincinnati could also be a fit for Willis. The Bengals need a rusher opposite Carlos Dunlap as Michael Johnson is a limited player.   

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20 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

Maybe, but he couldn't make the team because he was a horrible pass rusher and they were hoping he could at least be a good run defender.

I’m prepared to give anyone a chance. That said. I know nothing about the guy.

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29 minutes ago, CM28 said:

Maybe our GM think this guy is an upgrade to our pass rush? 

Just an idea. Give him a few drafts on his own before the verdict?

He inherited a sh*t show after all

See 2 posts below

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18 minutes ago, UnknownJetFan said:

What's worse BTW, a sh$t show or a dumpster fire since we have used these analogies before on our team?. I personally like train wreck myself the best since what is worse than that.

I don’t care. Use whatever you prefer.

All shades of bad works

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