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Patriots Draft Pick Profile: Anfernee Jennings

Breaking down everything you need to know about Patriots third round pick Anfernee Jennings.

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10/26/19 MFB vs Arkansas Alabama linebacker Anfernee Jennings (33) Photo by Kent Gidley

Breaking down everything you need to know about Patriots third round pick Anfernee Jennings.

Anfernee Jennings, LB: 3rd round, 87th overall

Height: 6-2

Weight: 255

Born: 9/1/1997

College: Alabama

Hometown: Dadeville, Ala.

Strengths: Solid frame allows him to be physical in setting the edge; versatility to play OLB or DE, depending on scheme; instinctive and quick off the ball at the snap; hard-hitting, intense competitor.

Weaknesses: Quickness off the ball doesn't always translate to pressure on QB; questionable ability to drop into pass coverage; needs to develop counter moves when his initial rush is stuffed.

Personal: Grew up in a small town of just 3,200 residents; earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science in December 2018 before adding a second bachelor's in public health one year later.

Comparable NFL players: John Simon (New England Patriots), Trey Flowers (Detroit Lions), two relatively undersized players at the position who nonetheless managed to do the dirty work of edge-setting, while exhibiting some ability to pressure the quarterback.

By the Numbers

Table inside Article
YEARGPSOLOASTTOT TKLTFLYDSSACKSYDSPDFFFRINT
201615712192.013.00.00.00000
2017112021416.021.01.07.02200
20181527245114.040.06.530.012021
20191345388312.572.08.061.06100
TOTAL54999519434.5146.015.598.020321

Workout Numbers*

Table inside Article
JENNINGSCOMBINE AVERAGE FOR POS.
Height6-26-2
Weight255244
40 Yards4.784.67
Bench (225)--21
Vertical Jump--35
Long Jump--128
Shuttle--4.29
Cone--6.98

*Jennings did not work out at the combine.

What They're Saying

"Anfernee Jennings's sound technique has earned him comparisons to Kyle Van Noy." ~ Andy Benoit, Sports Illustrated Pete

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