2015 NFL DRAFT

Jimmy Staten, DT

School: Middle Tennessee  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Waycross, GA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 303 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
287247-FA

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---30 -07'10"--

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Naturally strong man who posted 30 reps at 225 pounds at his pro day. Good agility for his size, with a 27-inch vertical jump. If he proves to have enough bulk without losing his quickness, Staten offers scheme versatility as a backup at multiple positions.

WEAKNESSES: Comes from a small program, and the jump to the NFL could prove difficult. Can he handle the rigors of staying inside in a 4-3 scheme, or is he best suited to move to end in a 3-4?

Player Overview

Staten posted 100 tackles in 49 career games at defensive tackle, including 35 starts. He posted 30 tackles as a senior despite battling a knee injury most of the season.

At 6-feet-4 1/2 and 310 pounds, he provides some scheme versatility as he could remain inside in a 4-3 or potentially slide outside as a run-stuffing end in a 3-4. To remain at nose tackle in a 3-4, Staten would need to add significant bulk to be able to occupy multiple blockers.

"I don?t mind doing that," Staten told The Tennessean before the draft. "It won't be hard because I can gain weight and I love eating."

"I know it depends on the team I go to, but they'll fit me in as needed. I'm just anxious to know."

Staten visited with the San Diego Chargers before the NFL Draft, and also worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers while meeting with almost every team at some point during the pre-draft process.

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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 5/172 -- Jimmy Staten, DT 6-4, 301, Middle Tennessee...Staten was a little off-the-radar, having not been invited to the Combine and not having a lot of contact with Seattle along the way. But Seahawks envision him as a player capable of playing both the three- and five-technique spots, specifically against the run. - The Sports Xchange
 

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