Breaking down everything you need to know about Patriots third round pick Anfernee Jennings.
Anfernee Jennings, LB: 3rd round, 87th overall
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
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*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