Found January 17, 2012 on The Jets Blog:
PLAYERS: Rex Ryan
TEAMS: New York Jets
As the Jets journey towards the draft in April, I will examine prospects that could potentially be on the Jets’ draft board. Please feel free to leave your thoughts or suggest a prospect in the comments. College: Alabama Measurables: 6’4″ 260 lbs Projected Round: 1st or 2nd Positives Hightower has a large body and strong build which makes him very physical and can disrupt plays at the line of scrimmage. He does not shy away from contact and can make bone-jarring hits. He is generally not caught out of position and isn’t often fooled by misdirection plays. He can take on blockers and not get pushed out of a play and maintains hand control allowing him to get a hand on the runner even with a blocker in his face. He has some experience blitzing off the edge and can bull rush blockers into the backfield. He is a leader on and off the field and is very studious in the film room almost always knowing where he has to be on any given play and maintaining his responsibilities. Areas of Impr...
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