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DT, Peria Jerry, Mississippi

DT, Peria Jerry, Mississippi

At A Glance
Position 1:  Defensive Tackle
Height:  6-3
Position 2:  Nose Tackle
Weight:  295
Class:  Senior Age:  23
Projected Round:  1st  40time:  4.98
Combine/Proday Results
Bench reps:  X Vertical:  X
20yd Split:  X Broad Jump:  X
10yd Split:  X 20yd Shuttle:  X
3 Cone Drill:  X  

Pros: 3-technique tackle who can hold his own at the nose.  has good hands and good initial burst off the line

Cons:  Limited number of moves, gives ground at the point of attack.  Can lose the leverage battle and cannot recover.

Styg's Broncos "fit":    Peria has the motivation and high motor that Raji lacks, but is less than ideal to anchor a 3-4. As a 4-3 3-tech he is an undeniable talent. Does he rate, high enough to be drafted at #12? Depends on who is left. I rate him at four stars, and I think the Broncos should be targeting 5 stars or better with the #12.

Around MHR: 

From:  Silver Linings are for Losers

 In fact, if Denver loses in week 17, the Broncos will draft in the top 15.  That gives them a great slot for James Laurinaitis (LB), Taylor Mays (S), or my personal favorite, Peria Jerry (DT).  Denver simply needs to strengthen the heart of its Defense.  It's weak in the middle and strong on the perimeter.  That's not going to stop anyone from doing anything.


From: Comment following final game of the year for Broncos

2.Peria Jerry 6-2 305 lbs

This kid runs a 4.94 in the 40 at 305 pounds. He is crazy talented. This year he had 39 tackle, 10.5 TFL and 3 sacks and was one of the main reasons Ole Miss upset Florida.



More re: Jerry

I couldn’t resist doing another posting re: Jerry. I just took a look at Walter’s (Cherepinsky – WalterFootball) latest revised MOCK. An aside — I love the fact that he updates continuously to reflect revised player evaluations and changing team draft position.

His latest version has us selecting #1 – Laurinaitis, #2 – Peria Jerry, #3 – Zack Follett (OLB – Cal.). I’d love to see him put a safety in there somewhere but, by my analysis, most of paths have us getting our S & LB OR a DT and either a S & LB, but not both, or not early and high enough. It’s looks like an ideal draft (and this would come close) wouldn’t have everything we want, so to speak. I’m not saying we won’t find help at a great number of positions, but rather, that it would take more high picks for us to be able to add highly rated players at all the positions we would like to fill.


SBNation Says:

Colts fans have their eye on a DT in the draft, and Peria is one of them...

The reason that I would like someone like Peria Jerry or Sen’Derrick Marks (even though he’s more of a three technique tackle) is that they are smart tackles that are students of the game. Especially Jerry from what I understand. I would rather have someone who studies a lot that a lot of a talent who is lazy. That’s what seperates the good players from the great players.

                                                          ~At Stampede Blue, SBNation Colts blog

Also, while Hardy is the superstar, DT Peria Jerry is the anchor. He calls for double teams every play and is a leader on the line. When he's fired up, our entire defense is fired up.

                                                                                                        ~Rebels fan

FromScouting Report at Mocking the Draft

Jerry is the model of a three-technique tackle. He's lightning quick off the line and can shoot the gaps really well. He can make an impact up front and has been a top prospect for two years. Cousins Dwayne Rudd and Eddie Strong played in the NFL. Other cousins, Jamarca Sanford and John Jerry play for Ole Miss. The leader of the Ole Miss defensive line.


Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • Very athletic...Terrific speed...Quick and explosive...Really fires off the ball...Active and has a fantastic motor...Does a nice job in pursuit and has a burst to close...Can penetrate and wreak havoc in the backfield...Uses his hands well...Shows the ability to shed blocks...Is comfortable in space...Pretty tough...Hard worker and leader...Great instincts and awareness...Productive against top competition.  [see more...]
  • Durability, however, has to be at least a minor concern with him. He also has to get either bigger or faster (he is right around 4.9 in the 40-yard-dash on a great day) if he is interested in making a sizable impact at the next level.  [see more...] 
  • Explosive quick senior tackle has responded with a huge final season displaying dominant ability in the tough SEC. Peria is an active powerful three-technique tackle who has been one of the nation’s top defenders this fall as a cornerstone defender for the underrated Ole Miss club. He combines fine triangle numbers with excellent football production and instincts. He has good mobility, physical skills and toughness with adequate girth for the inside position. He is very quick off the ball and is able to get consistent penetrate to force the QB to move in the pocket and rush his decisions. He pushes the pocket well and has the ability to chases down plays outside the hashes.  [see more...]
  • Peria Jerry battled some academic issues, so he will be 25 years old when he enters the NFL. He had knee surgery prior to the 2008 collegiate season, but looking at his production, you would not believe it. He excels at getting in the backfield and is going to be a solid player for a team such as Indianapolis that craves a pass rusher along the inside. He must prove he can stay healthy, but his collegiate production, combined with his natural explosiveness should make him a solid NFL regular.  [see more...]
  • Jerry is a high motor, aggressive defensive tackle who thrives at collapsing the pocket. He has good size and thickness, including an adequate bubble. Overall he good strength, especially in his lower body. He fights whistle to whistle and wears out his opponents late in the game with his motor. He is amazingly fast off the snap, and he has a knack for figuring out the snap count. Once off the snap, he is a fast one gap penetrator who terrorizes the backfield. Jerry is able to create great pressure on the quarterback, and shows good awareness when doing so. His swim move is quick and forceful. At the point of attack, he can stand up the blocker and force his way through the play. Jerry can disengage from blockers quickly, and always flows back to the ball. He pursues the ball carrier well and chases down plays from the backside better than most defensive tackles. He has experience playing nose tackle and the under tackle.  [see more...]