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Jets Go RB; Select La’Mical Perine from Florida at #120


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La'Mical Perine

With their first pick on day three, the NY Jets have selected La’Mical Perine a running back from Florida. Here is some more information on the newest Jets who stands at 5’11, 216 lbs.

Perine grew up in Mobile, AL, and after a productive scholastic career at Theodore HS, he declined an offer to play at Alabama to go to Florida. There, he proceeded to put up productive numbers for four seasons.

He became the starter as a sophomore in 2017 and led Florida with 562 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. He increased that to another team-leading 826 rush yards (6.2 yards/carry) and 7 TDs. Last year as a senior team captain, in 13 starts, he totaled 676 rush yards (5.1 average) and 6 TDs and added a career-high 40 catches for 262 yards and 5 more TDs.

Here is Perine’s offical scouting report from NFL.com.

Overview

Backup-caliber running back who fails to dazzle in any particular area, but who does enough of what’s asked of him and has the character traits to become a dependable pro. He’s most skilled in the early stages of the run, where his sticky feet and quick eyes help him find his initial rush tracks, but his lack of burst and second-level creativity make him more of a grinder than a playmaker. He has the play traits to compete for a backup role in a one-cut scheme, and his special teams experience improves his chances.

Strengths
  • Prototypical size of today’s NFL running back
  • High-character, hard worker on and off the field
  • Gets behind the wheel and patiently steers lead blockers into their targets
  • Plays with decisive eyes and sticky feet for sharp gather and cut
  • Foot twitch to bound back and forth around early penetration
  • Understands the physical nature of his job
  • Low center of gravity allows for additional balance to defeat arm tackles
  • Intuitive near goal line with ability to spot routes to pay dirt
  • Experience as core special-teams player in 2018
  • Rarely drops it as pass-catcher and has potential to get better as blocker
Weaknesses
  • Tends to run with monotonous tempo, allowing linebackers to find him
  • Lacks desired burst to accelerate both inside and outside
  • Early shake tends to dissipate once he hits second level
  • Drops head and plows forward prematurely rather than re-setting rush path at times
  • Takes on excessive amount of contact for his carry total
  • Still training eyes to recognize protection duties
  • Needs more technique work before he can be trusted to protect his quarterback

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7 minutes ago, Jetpain said:

Why Perine over McFarland from Maryland ??

Different styles... Perine is a Tough back... difficult to bring down.... McFarland can be tackled with 1 arm.... they can both catch out of the backfield... I guess they preferred the tougher back.

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4 minutes ago, Tinstar said:

I like this pick . One of the Jets biggest problems for years have been short yardage pickup on 3rd and 4th down . This cat is a tackle breaking machine


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"Tackle breaking machine" overstates what he does.

He grinds, wiggles for a small crease, powers, spins and falls forward for an extra yard or two.  But you're right, he is good in short yardage situations because of this.

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36 minutes ago, varjet said:

This could be JD’s worst pick. 

It is. By a lot.

Incredibly low ceiling player at maybe the lowest value position. Adds nothing that Bell offers or that Powell could have offered. The kind of guy who would require a great line to be effective at this level. 

Trash.

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35 minutes ago, MindOverMatter said:

Didn't Perine have a brother that played on the Redskins a couple years back?

This isn't the type of player that wows you with his speed or explosiveness. But he's a very solid back that catches well, blocks, and fits the one cut scheme it seems Gase wants to run. 

Think it was his cousin.

Samaje Perine RB

Miami Dolphins

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26 minutes ago, Irish Jet said:

PFF:

Lovely.

The broken tackle rate is a concern. I’ve seen on Perine “a 3rd down back in an every down back’s body” although on the bright side he does know how to pass block which the Jets will most definitely need from him if anything happens to Bell

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6 hours ago, Tinstar said:

I like this pick . One of the Jets biggest problems for years have been short yardage pickup on 3rd and 4th down . This cat is a tackle breaking machine


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I agree.  Nothing particularly flashy and not explosive, but has a very well rounded skill set. He'll contribute as a back up/situational RB from Day 1. 

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