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Greg Jennings

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by arrowgargantuan, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. arrowgargantuan

    arrowgargantuan Cheesehead

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    Greg Jennings

    Height: 5-11
    Weight: 196
    40 Speed: 4.54*
    Position: Wide Receiver
    College: Western Michigan
    Final Grade: I 6.3 PR

    SUMMARY

    Jennings is a player that is impressive. He is one of the few players at the position with no glaring weaknesses. He is a very good athlete with the foot quickness, balance and agility to make plays once he has the ball in his hands. While he lacks elite explosiveness and speed, Jennings runs sharp routes and has the ability to turn the cornerback around. This enables him to get better separation than most receivers who have better timed speed. While he is going to make a lot of big plays in the NFL, Jennings will get caught from behind more than he is used to. He runs hard with the ball and fights for extra yards until he is on the ground, and does a good job of blocking his man out of the play. Overall, Jennings is the type of receiver who usually ends up slipping a bit in the draft because he lacks the great height or elite 40-yard dash time that teams usually focus on. However, his athleticism will combine with his football intelligence and instincts to let him contribute sooner than nearly all the other receivers available this year. In the end, he will become a very good starting receiver that will make big plays when running after the catch and as a punt returner.

    STRONG POINTS

    Jennings is a very good athlete with the foot quickness, agility and explosiveness to make big plays in the open field. He makes his biggest impact by making things happen after the catch. He is a very smart receiver that runs very sharp routes -- sells fakes very well and can get the cornerback to bite and turn the wrong way. When he can get the cornerback turned, Jennings has the burst to get separation deep down the field. He has very good hands and has shown the ability to pluck the ball away from defenders' hands at nearly full speed.

    WEAKNESSES

    Jennings will take his eyes off the ball at times and start upfield before tucking the ball away, which leads to him dropping some easy passes. He has a very good burst in routes and after the catch, but lacks the elite explosiveness and top-end speed -- fast NFL cornerbacks will be able to stay with him on deep routes. He looks smaller on film than his measured size, and while he can keep feet against hits and runs through arm tackles, he is not a tackle breaker.

    POSITIONAL FACTORS
    Grade Category Comments/Description
    6.5 Hands Has very good hands -- can pluck the ball away from body well and can adjust to make great catches.

    6.0 Initial Quickness Consistently gets off the ball and into the route quickly, but does not explode off the ball.

    6.0 Clean Release Does a good job of getting off the ball and into the route quickly when he is uncovered by a cornerback.

    6.0 Release vs. Jam His combination of quick feet, agility, strength and quick hands help him defeat the jam.

    6.5 Patterns Runs very sharp and precise routes, and does a very good job of selling fakes to turn cornerbacks around.

    6.5 Adjusts to Ball His hands, body control and coordination help him to adjust and make great catches seem routine.

    6.5 Run after Catch He is an explosive runner after the catch who can make tacklers miss and has a burst through holes.

    6.5 Deep Threat Has good speed, and his sharp routes and burst out of cuts help him easily get separation deep.

    6.5 Hand/Eye Coordination Coordination allows him to make the super sharp cut without losing his footing.

    6.0 Blocking Gives a good effort and nearly always stays on block long enough to eliminate his man from the play.

    6.0 Return Ability His hands, quickness, elusiveness and burst make him a dangerous return man -- has experience at punt returner.

    6.0 Fumbles/Error Not a fumbler and does not make any real errors, but needs to make all the easy catches every time.

    ATHLETIC ABILITY Section Grade: 6.5

    Jennings is a very good athlete and it has allowed him to be a dominant receiver in the MAC. His very quick feet enable him to accelerate to full speed in a flash, and that combines with his agility to let him change directions in ahurry. Change-of-direction quickness and burst lets him shake and make tacklers miss consistently -- very slippery and elusive runner in the open field. Has the explosive burst to get separation from the cornerback on short to medium routes and really shows that extra gear to break away from the defender on deep routes -- has shown ability to split the gap between the cornerback and safety and can get five yards of separation. Has the hands and coordination to adjust and make tough catches seem routine -- can pluck the overthrown pass surprisingly well.

    COMPETITIVENESS Section Grade: 6.0

    Jennings is a tough football player who played through a lot of pain to stay in the lineup, which is what helped him set the Western Michigan receiving records. On the most important plays, Jennings has shown the ability to step up and make an impact -- not only does he make big catches, but he makes big plays once he is running with the ball in the open field. Was always able to get open, catch the ball and make things happen after the catch. Has the hands to haul in tough catches and has shown the willingness to catch passes in traffic, take the hard hit and hold onto the ball. A versatile team player who has lined up in a variety of spots so that the offense could get him the ball. Also returned punts as a senior despite being their premier player. He is a competitive runner after the catch, runs hard with the ball, and consistently avoid tackles to gain yards after the catch. Does a good job of not exposing himself to extra punishment -- goes down right before getting hit hard when there are a lot of tacklers around him.

    MENTAL ALERTNESS Section Grade: 6.0

    Jennings is a very smart football player, and he shows it by running very sharp and precise routes. Uses his hands very well to defeat the jam and does a very good job of coming back to the quarterback when he is flushed from the pocket. Top-notch instincts are combined with his quickness and speed to make him a dangerous runner in the open field -- follows blockers well and can make the quick cut off their blocks. Generally does a very good job of maintaining his concentration, which is what helps him to make tough catches on a regular basis. Occasionally he will take his eyes off the ball to peek upfield to see where he is going to run and ends up dropping some passes he should catch.

    STRENGTH/EXPLOSION Section Grade: 6.0

    Jennings is basically built like the average NFL receiver at 5-foot-11 and 190-plus pounds, although on film he looks a bit shorter and thinner. Has been a durable receiver at Western Michigan while catching a ton of passes, so he should be equally durable in the NFL. He is a naturally explosive receiver that can burst out of cuts to get separation from cornerbacks and can hit holes to make big plays when running with the ball. Lacks the elite explosiveness and speed to explode by fast NFL players and score long touchdowns. Has shown decent strength keeping feet against low tackles, but he does not show the strength to break tackles consistently.
     
  2. musccy

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    seems like he's another chatman.
     
  3. longtimefan

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    http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/pro ... nings.html

    Jennings has been one of the more productive college wideouts over the past three seasons, but nobody has taken notice. As a sophomore in 2003, Jennings hauled in 56 passes for 1,050 yards and 14 touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 74 balls for 1,092 yards and 11 TD's. Jennings went out with a bang in 2005, finishing with career highs across the board. He caught 98 passes for 1,259 yards, and 14 touchdowns.

    Greg Jennings is a true playmaker at WR. With the recent change in contact rules between corners and wideouts, Jennings is the type of receiver teams are looking for. He has the quickness in and out of cuts to gain separation, and when he has the ball in his hands he can make people miss, and has the speed to outrun defenders for big plays. Jennings has a lot of experience and has produced at a high level for three consecutive seasons. With his development and talent, Jennings could be a factor as a rookie out of the slot.

    While he is not afraid of contact, Jennings needs to get stronger to be a consistent threat over the middle of the field. He has had some problems when facing more physical corners. Even though the talent in the MAC is improving, he still has not faced a lot of quality corners on a consistent basis.
    Greg Jennings has been a steady riser since the end of the season. Scouts knew his name because of his production, but wanted to see his true physical ability. He tested out well in agility drills and clocked a 4.46 40 at the combine, showing he has the talent to play at the next level. There are a lot of questions in the second tier of wide receivers in this draft, and Jennings could take advantage and move up into the middle of the second round.
     
  4. porky88

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    This guy is already better than Chatman. He's an explosive playmaker that was very productive. He has way more upside than Chatman. He will compete for the #2 and #3 WR jobs and probably get one of them. He'll help with the return game. I think this was his best pick. Before the pick I was shouting at the TV saying take Greg Jennings!! I'm happy with the Draft so far.
     
  5. tromadz

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    he's taller, and seems more explosive and can do more after the catch than chatman could.

    stop comparing him to chatman!
     
  6. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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  7. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    9/21/83

    day before me ... he must be a winner
     
  8. Chamuko

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    I think we got weaker at WR we lost Javon and only got Jennings, anyway Javon was gone but we could have gotten Chad !!!

    To mee he looks like Chatman with more upside but did he have Chatman´s heart ???
     
  9. porky88

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    This guy has heart. This guy is nothing like Chatman. He's much better. No matter what we did we were going to come out weaker at WR. Whether it's drafting Jackson or drafting Spitz and Jennings with the picks..
     

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