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Jake Bequette

Jake Bequette - #91 - DE

Height: 6-4 5/8
Weight: 274
Speed: 4.82
Arm: 32
Hand: 9 1/4
Wingspan: 77 7/8
Birthdate: 02/21/1989
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Grade: 5.27

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/06/2012 Arkansas Pro Day 270
02/29/2012 Combine 6-4 5/8 274 9 1/4 32 77 7/8 4.75 9'5" 34 4.13 6.92
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-4 1/2 264 9 1/4 32 1/4 77 3/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-4 1/2 262 9 1/4 31 7/8 79 3/8 4.68

 

Notes:

Arkansas native and fourth-generation Razorbacks football player. Redshirted in 2007. Played all 12 games in ’08, starting the final 11 at left end, and posted 45 tackles, three for loss and one sack with a pass batted down. Played in a rotation in ’09 — started 8-of-13 games at DLE spot, recording 39-9-51⁄2 with two batted passes and two forced fumbles. Graduated with a finance degree in May ’10. Started all 13 games in ’10 and produced 32-8 1⁄2-7 with three batted passes and one forced fumble. Started all 10 games in which he played in ’11 and led the team in sacks, totaling 28-10 1⁄2-10 with one pass batted down and five forced fumbles. Strained his hamstring in the first quarter against New Mexico and missed the next three games. Was named Defensive MVP in the Cotton Bowl after racking up two sacks and a forced fumble. Two-time team captain. Did not bench-press at the Combine or at pro day (right pectoral). 

Positives:

Gets off the ball quickly and can turn the corner if he gets a step. Good closing burst. Keeps working to the quarterback. Moves well in a straight line and showed surprisingly well in agility drills at the Combine, clocking times of 4.07 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle and 6.90 seconds in the 3-cone drill. Can drop into short zone. Confident, intense and competitive. Very intelligent.

Negatives:

Has short arms and does not play with pop or power in his hands — noticeably gets velcroed to blocks. Very average functional anchor strength. Does not show enough pushback against the run — gets sealed on the edge and waylaid by double-teams. Pops up off the snap and has a short second step. Ordinary suddenness and flexibility. Motor runs hot and cold. Questionable toughness. Has an inflated self opinion that borders on cocky.

Summary:

Smooth-muscled with a long torso and short arms, Bequette is a white-collar college defensive end with disproportionate swagger given his average athletic ability and submissive run defense. Might be in for a rude awakening vs. NFL tackles, needs to get significantly stronger to survive relying on his linear, effort-based rush style and will have to show teammates and coaches he can be trusted not to freelance in search of sacks. Could warrant interest as a stand-up linebacker.


Jake Bequette's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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