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Patriots Draft Pick Profile: 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
YEAR GP SOLO AST TOT TKL TFL YDS SACKS YDS PD FF FR INT
2016 15 7 12 19 2.0 13.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2017 11 20 21 41 6.0 21.0 1.0 7.0 2 2 0 0
2018 15 27 24 51 14.0 40.0 6.5 30.0 12 0 2 1
2019 13 45 38 83 12.5 72.0 8.0 61.0 6 1 0 0
TOTAL 54 99 95 194 34.5 146.0 15.5 98.0 20 3 2 1

Workout Numbers*

Table inside Article
JENNINGS COMBINE AVERAGE FOR POS.
Height 6-2 6-2
Weight 255 244
40 Yards 4.78 4.67
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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