Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech #45

6042, 269, 4.84

Notes: From St. Francisville, LA. Redshirted in 2014. Played in 12 games, made 5 starts, at defensive end with 35 tackles, 15 TFL, 6 sacks, 1 PBU and 2 FF in 2015. Started all 14 games and recorded 49 tackles, 16 TFL, 14.5 sacks (team record), 2 PBU, 4 FF and 2 FR in 2016. Saw action in 12 games, making 11 starts despite missing time with a shoulder injury and posted 39 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 7 sacks and 1 FR in 2017. Contemplated entering the 2017 draft, but wanted to earn his degree and pursue a conference championship.

Positives: Long frame. Natural pass rusher who consistently brings upfield pressure. Generates power with his quickness, hand use and strength. Overpowering at times. Wins one-on-one. Flashes combination moves. Plays with intensity. Can close and chase from behind.

Negatives: Plays too high or gets turned sideways and gets washed out at the point of attack at times. Struggles to disengage sometimes.

Summary: Looks the part as either a 4-3 or 3-4 edge rusher.

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