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Jets Transaction wire…. Sign LB Edmond Robinson & Jeremiah Valoaga


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The New York Jets completed a late roster transaction on Friday night, August 6, ahead of their August 7 scrimmage at MetLife Stadium.

General manager Joe Douglas replaced the extra linebacker that he’d sacrificed when he signed quarterback Josh Johnson on August 4 (Brendon White), picking up Edmond Robinsonin favor of wide receiver Matt Cole.
The obvious connection here stems from defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich. Robinson finished his 2020 campaign with the Atlanta Falcons interim DC after beginning the calendar year in the XFL.

The former seventh-rounder out of Newberry College is a bit of a journeyman. The Minnesota Vikings first drafted him, but after two seasons there he actually made a momentary stop with the Jets in 2017 before joining the Arizona Cardinals and Falcons for brief stints.

Robinson was more influential with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) league and the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL.


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Scouting Edmond Robinson

Aside from the clear link with Ulbrich, Robinson is a veteran scheme fit at a position that Gang Green is extremely shallow at, weakside (WILL) linebacker.

Although Douglas drafted two safeties to duke it out at this position, Jamien Sherwood and Hamsah Nasirildeen, there’s very little natural experience here. Even third-year professional Blake Cashman only has 11 NFL games under his belt, and those appearances came as a middle linebacker in a 3-4 system, not an outside linebacker in a 4-3.

Robinson has played the position and offers some of the traits that Robert Saleh and the Jets GM have been targeting throughout the offseason. Speed, length and athleticism.

His arm length ranked in the 94th percentile back in 2015 with a vertical jump in the 78th and a 40-yard dash in the 76th. The linebacker’s most useful defensive skill sets are on the blitz (see below) and in coverage.

In 2015, Pro Football Focus graded Robinson as a 72.4 in coverage. His only other graded campaign was in 2020, where he played limited snaps but received a 67.5 pass-rush score.

The 4-3 outside linebacker has definitely struggled with reading blocking schemes in run defense, but the Jets may plan to use him as a substitute on passing downs or as a leader in special teams.

 

https://www.ganggreennation.com/2021/8/5/22605809/scouting-jets-defensive-end-jeremiah-valoaga

Conclusions

Valoaga is obviously a long-shot, especially given how deep the Jets’ defensive line appears to be. However, Robert Saleh saw him produce when given opportunities during the 2019 preseason so it’s perhaps not surprising he might take the chance to bring him in again to see if he can build on that.

He might not make much noise in training camp, but if he stays healthy he should get some second half reps in preseason and could make an impression there to give himself a chance to move up the depth chart and stick around.

 

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9 minutes ago, munchmemory said:

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Well then you are really going to enjoy this other signing from earlier in the week.

@Sarge4Tide better sharpen his pencil
 

https://www.ganggreennation.com/2021/8/5/22605809/scouting-jets-defensive-end-jeremiah-valoaga
 

Conclusions

Valoaga is obviously a long-shot, especially given how deep the Jets’ defensive line appears to be. However, Robert Saleh saw him produce when given opportunities during the 2019 preseason so it’s perhaps not surprising he might take the chance to bring him in again to see if he can build on that.

He might not make much noise in training camp, but if he stays healthy he should get some second half reps in preseason and could make an impression there to give himself a chance to move up the depth chart and stick around.

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