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: AlabamaMeasurables: 6’4″ 260 lbsProjected Round: 1st or 2nd
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.
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