Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson Ready For Nfl Draft


Because Nate Sudfeld hasn’t signed his second-round tender, which is considered an inevitability, Perez becomes the only other quarterback on the roster besides Carson Wentz. Quarterback Luis Perez, whose only professional experience came with the Birmingham Iron of the defunct Alliance of American Football, and wide receivers Charles Johnson and Greg Ward each signed one-year contracts. The NFL opens the 2019 preseason Aug. 1 when the Denver Broncos face the Atlanta Falcons in the Hall of Fame game.

At the edge rusher position, the 6-foot-5, 271-pounder ranks anywhere from the fifth- to eighth-best player. There’s been no shortage of attention paid to the fistful-plus defensive linemen and edge-rushers who will be selected in the top-10 of this year’s NFL draft. Rightly so—the class is positively choked with players who excel at making opposing quarterbacks unhappy.

This weekend after the festivities will have wrapped up, Ferguson will have chased down his ultimate goal, but he knows his work doesn’t stop after that. I cooled hugely on him after a disappointing Senior Bowl, it isn’t everything but it’s concerning when you consider he didn’t play at the highest level. I can’t believe a guy that size has 81/2 ” hands. I’m only 5’7” and that’s about the size of my hands.

Ferguson became the NCAA FBS career sack leader during the 2018 Hawaii Bowl, and was also named winning-team MVP of that game. Ferguson dealt with a nagging injury in 2017 yayoins reviews and so his numbers dipped a tad. But he still started 11 of the 12 games he played in and managed to lead the Bulldogs in sacks (7.0) as well as tackles for loss (12.5).

Due to the devastation caused by a tornado that struck Ruston at approximately 2 a.m. On Thursday morning, Ferguson spent the remainder of the day lending a helping hand in the relief efforts surrounding his college community. Johnson has a good amount of NFL experience, having played in 39 games over three seasons with the Vikings, catching 60 passes for 834 yards.