Jachai Polite Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: Jachai Polite is a versatile edge defender who should appeal to teams in a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme…a high upside prospect…Polite has shown the ability to become a potentially dominant pass rusher…explosive off the line of scrimmage…puts offensive lineman in the blender…unreal spin move…a high IQ football player that has a nose for the football…

WEAKNESSES: The disadvantage to being a pure speed rusher, if offensive lineman can get their mitts on Jachai Polite, he does not have enough power to overcome it…can get swallowed up in the rush game…will have to get bigger in order to remain on the field for any length of time at the NFL level…needs to get much stronger to sustain his game at the NFL level…

COMP: Harold Landry

OVERALL: Jachai Polite leaped into the scouting consciousness in 2018 when, during his Junior season he totaled 11 sacks and almost 20 tackles for loss…Polite is an incredibly explosive athlete off of the line of scrimmage…gives offensive tackles fits with his elite quickness…there is downside to a player of his profile and makeup…I won’t think that Jachai Polite as currently constructed can hold up against the run in the NFL…I do believe he can put on functional weight without losing his explosiveness…with a high ceiling, Jachai Polite is a lock 1st rounder, and could go in the first half of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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