The 2024 NFL offseason is here and that means it’s time for mock drafts, draft profiles and everything that goes with them. So without further ado, here’s one of many Draft Profiles for the 2024 NFL draft.
Jeremiah Trotter Jr, LB, Clemson
WT: 230 lbs
Second-team All-American (2022)
First-team All-ACC (2023)
Trotter is competitive and plays energetically, often overcoming bigger blockers with his motor.
He shows good speed and closing burst when blitzing.
Has the combination of size and athleticism worthy of development.
He has enough speed to chase and run in pursuit. He has the overall athleticism to hold up in space when dropping into coverage.
Trotter chases well in pursuit, and Trotter has the athleticism to play in space if asked to drop into coverage.
Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a strong jam on outside receivers.
Trotter could improve his ability to anchor against the run, as he sometimes struggles at the point of attack.
He’s not a guy who can be put on the edge every down and be expected to consistently create pressure.
While he shows persistence in the pass rush, he could benefit from increased functional strength to effectively disengage and avoid being pushed past the pocket.
In 2023 as a junior Trotter Jr. played in 12 games and contributed on 689 snaps. He recorded decent 54 tackles, 24 assists while making 37 stops. In coverage Trotter Jr. chalked up 2 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 82.7. As a pass rusher, he produced 27 total pressures, which included 13 QB hurries, 7 QB hits, and 7 sacks on the year. This would be a plug and play type guy for the Buccaneers.
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