Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jachai Polite

Outside linebacker
School: Florida | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 258 | 40: 4.84 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
4.01
Projected Round
2nd
Pos: 
Athletic, explosive pass rusher who totaled 17.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks last season in his first year as a starter. Explosive and gets a lot of speed as well as force going up the field. Plays with great pad level and leverage, works his hands throughout the action and easily bends off the edge. Quickly changes direction, forces his way up the field and plays with both balance and body control. Impossible to stop if he gets the slightest edge on opponents off the snap. Shows great edge speed as well as the ability to flow down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of plays.
Neg: 
Never played with the first-team on a full-time basis. Lacks bulk and gets easily outpositioned from the action. Does not always to seem to play with a sense of urgency or physicality if the play is not in his immediate vicinity. Did terribly during combine interviews which has raised numerous red flags.
Analysis: 
Polite was a tremendous college edge rusher out of a three-point stance as well as standing over tackle and has the athleticism to play off the line or in space. He needs to round out his game and constantly go hard after the action, but Polite comes with a large upside.