Lorenzo Jerome
Round 7
Quality Backup

Lorenzo Jerome

St. Francis (PA)
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 5-10 1/2
  • Weight: 204
  • 40-Yard: 4.70
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Dominated a lower level of competition. Has good bulk and some length. Plays with good athleticism and play speed. Has a quick pedal and can turn smoothly. Moves out of his pedal quickly. Excellent ball skills (18 career INTs). Instinctive in both coverage and run support. Good kick returner. Willing hitter with some pop. Played well in two different All-Star games against better competition.

Weak Points

Plays at a very low level of competition. Short for an NFL safety. Had a poor Combine workout but then bounced back to run 4.60 at his Pro Day (still too slow). Needs technique work. Raw, doesn't wrap consistently when he tackles. Gets away with things at the FCS level that he won't get away with in the NFL.

The Way We See It

Four-year starter at a low level, non-scholarship FCS school. Gained spotlight with his strong play in All-Star games but that went away with a poor Combine. An alert player in coverage with top instincts and ball skills. Not very tall but he has some girth and is a hitter. Between his return skills and physical play he has a chance to make it as a backup safety. Will be predominantly a special teams player. Late-round guy with a chance to develop. Timed speed hurts his cause.