Jets Select Jeremiah George With 154th Pick in 2014 NFL Draft

David Purdy

With the 154th selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Jets selected Jeremiah George, an inside linebacker from Iowa State.

George isn't very physically gifted. He's only 5'11" and 234 pounds. He also isn't particularly fast or athletic, but he might be the kind of player where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. He was extremely productive in college. He was the nation's fourth leading tackler and averaged one for a loss per game.

Prospects like this sometimes make it in the NFL. It all depends on whether they have a baseline of natural athletic ability. Is the gap small enough that intangibles can make up for it?

We are past the point where the Jets can reasonably expect to fill needs. Everybody is flawed now. It is about finding sleepers no matter their position. From here on out, don't read much into what a pick means for the current player. This probably does not have much significance in terms of the Jets wanting to replace David Harris.

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