New York Jets UDFA Breakdown – Javarius Leamon

Joe Caporoso with a breakdown of New York Jets UDFA OT Javarius Leamon

Here are at Turn On The Jets, we will break down every single UDFA the New York Jets have added. Here are all the breakdowns so far…

Player Card

  • Name: Javarius Leamon
  • School: South Carolina State
  • Position: OT
  • Height: 6’7
  • Weight: 332
  • Career Stats: Second team All-MEAC in 2016,  three year starter

Workout Results

  • 40 Yard Dash: 5.39 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.29 seconds
  • 3 Cone Drill: 8.28 seconds
  • Vertical Jump: 23.5 inches
  • Broad Jump: 7’7”
  • Bench Press: 22 reps of 225 lbs

Strengths: Enormous offensive linemen with NFL frame who was recruited to play at Clemson but could not stick because of academic reasons. Took advantage of lesser competition and was dominant most weeks with superior strength and agility to players around him. Good awareness and feel for working at the second level. Still has room to grow into his frame with a more focused weight training program.

Weaknesses: Plays way too high and can be very inconsistent when working against inside pass rush moves. He struggles holding blocks on deeper drops and his technique can get sloppy when working against inferior competition. Doesn’t know how to recover when beat and will struggle with speed rushers at the next level.

Final Words: An intriguing small school flier who has practice squad written all over him. The Jets are likely hoping with a year of weight training and coaching, he can develop into a long term backup swing tackle. Considering the depth chart, Leamon may have a reasonable chance to compete to be on the 53 man roster by 2018. He was the only offensive lineman added between the draft and UDFA signings.

Check out Leamon versus Clemson in 2016

Photo Credit: NFL.com 

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports