Jachai Polite, OLB-DE, Florida #99

6020, 245, 4.67


Notes: Name is pronounced Jah-KAI puh-LITE. From Daytona Beach, FL. Played in 12 games as a reserve defensive lineman, mostly at defensive tackle, totaled 11 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2 sacks and 1 FF, in 2016. Played in 7 games with 4 starts before suffering a season-ending injury in 2017; recorded 22 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 2 sacks and 1 FF. Through 8 games, he had 45 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 7 sacks, 4 FF and 3 PBU, in 2018.

Positives: High intensity, non-stop motor player. Finishes plays. Always hustling in pursuit. Will turn and chase downfield. Outstanding first-step quickness. Explosive off the snap with speed off the edge. Can out-quick blockers upfield, dip his shoulder and explode down inside. Has an inside spin move. Long, strong arms. Powerful for size. Does not stay blocked.

Negatives: Lacks top natural size and will give ground initially at the point of attack. Sometimes gets bounced around by bigger blockers. Needs continued development of technique. Will overrun and overpursue at times.

Summary: Impressive pass-rush talent with passion, flexibility and burst to close.

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