New York Jets Select – Ik Enemkpali LB Louisiana Tech

With the 210th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the New York Jets selected Ik Enemkpali, Linebacker, Louisiana Tech. 

The Jets continue to address linebacker late in the draft with Louisiana Tech pass rusher, Ik Enemkpali.

Combine Numbers

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 261 lbs
  • Arm Length: 33 1/8″
  • Hands: 9 3/4″
  • 40: 5.01 seconds
  • Vertical Jump: 34 inches
  • Bench Press: 28 reps (tied with Jeremiah George)

Pros

A thick, violent athlete. Extremely physical and high motor. Loves the game and lives in the film room. Uses leverage and power well to find his way into the back field.

Cons

Athleticism is hampered by an overly muscular build. Very stiff. His pass rush repertoire is lacking and often fails to utilize his impressive power coming out of a speed rush.  Awareness and anticipation are not ideal.

Conclusion

The New York Jets waited until round six to address the outside linebacker position. Enemkpali is not a stelar prospect, but that is to be expected in the sixth round. However, he provides solid depth at linebacker and, with some help from NFL trainers and the further development of his pass rush moves, could find a way to contribute. His lack of speed will limit him on special teams but he clearly has some natural ability and could find a role setting the edge, a la Garrett McIntyre.

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Author: Cole Patterson

Cole has attended American University in Washington DC and is currently completing a double major in history and global communications at Ramapo College in Northern NJ. He has served as an NFL Analyst for a local DC radio show, Fanatic Radio. He lives and dies with the New York Jets. Cole will help lead Jets coverage and analysis.

  • Freddie Mac

    Another undersized, slow (5.01) performer. I know it’s a 6th (throw-away), but geez…

  • Here’s your Pace replacement: stout, edge setting 3-4 SAM. He just has to make the team.

  • joeydefiant

    Freddy Mac why did you turn down the GM position when it was offered to you?