Terrance Knighton: Defensive Tackle, Temple
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 321 | 40-Time: 5.23
With the 72nd player in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Defensive Tackle Terrance Knighton from Temple. Knighton, by my standard, was not the most talented player on the board, which leads me to believe that the Jaguars are going away from BAP in the second round and instead focusing on putting players that they like in positions that they need. The Jaguars need a compliment to John Henderson, so adding a young tackle is a smart move.
Let's get to know Terrance Knighton:
Video Killed the Scouting Report:
Great size and bulk...Has long arms and big hands...Above average athleticism...Quick with decent speed...Nice balance and agility...Is mobile with great range...Does a nice job in pursuit...Has a good motor...Offers some positional and schematic versatility...Has upside.
Is not real strong or powerful...Won't offer much as a pass rusher...A limited repertoire of moves...Lacks great awareness...Doesn't always use proper leverage...Poor hand use...Raw and not a great technician.
Attended Milford Academy prep school for a year (2004) after high school...Was a three-year starter...Earned extensive playing time as a true freshman...Took over a starting job in 2006...Blocked three kicks in 2007...Named 1st Team All-MAC in 2008...Was the Owls Defensive MVP in '07 and '08...A team captain as a senior...Could play defensive tackle in a 4-3 or defensive end in a 3-4 at the next level...Intriguing prospect with some exciting physical tools but is still a bit of a project.
I'm gonna look at him more closely later, I've got to figure out who the hell Derek Cox is and why he's worth next years 2nd rounder.