Getting To Know Our Rookies: Jason Strowbridge


UNC Football: Jason Strowbridge selected by the Miami Dolphins

Round 5- #154 Jason Strowbridge DE North Carolina (6′ 4″, 275 pounds)

Miami Dolphins
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school: Deerfield Beach High School
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2020 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
Roster status: Unsigned draft pick

NFL Draft Profile

As a junior, Strowbridge began meeting the great expectations heaped upon him as a four-star recruit out of Deerfield Beach, Florida. He was an honorable mention All-ACC selection as an 11-game starter in 2018, recording 36 tackles, 7.5 for loss, and 5.5 sacks for the Tar Heels. He followed that up with a 45-tackle (6.5 for loss), three-sack campaign in 2019. Strowbridge was a starter as a sophomore, posting 34 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and a sack. He also flashed as a redshirt freshman (12 tackles, two sacks). He used his height and length to block four kicks over his last three seasons

 

Overview

Strowbridge will give opponents a physical challenge with good length, toughness and hand usage at the point of attack, but he lacks the suddenness and short-area directional change to be a consistent disruptor. While he’s not a plus pass rusher, he definitely flashed at the Senior Bowl and has upside as a reduced rusher in an even front on passing downs. He will need to drop the pad level to improve as an edge-setter, but he appears to offer the necessary physical tools and demeanor to become a rotational 3-4 five-technique or 4-3 base end with eventual-starter potential.

Strengths
  • Has NFL length, strength and toughness
  • Decent quickness into neutral zone
  • Excellent response to mirror initial blocker movement
  • Rugged demeanor at the point of attack
  • Hands are violent and fairly skilled
  • Shows ability to punch and separate for two-gapping potential
  • Power to pull free from block engagement
  • Consistently stuffs cut-block attempts
  • Effective arm-over move gives him life as interior rusher
  • Motor can run hot for early pocket tension if he can find the edge
Weaknesses
  • Is a bit of a ‘tweener between 3-technique and 5-technique spots
  • Plays too straight-legged taking on blocks
  • Contact balance and anchor need work against angle pressure
  • Feet are slower and out of sync with his hands
  • Movement is much more gradual than twitchy
  • Lacks agility to get through foot traffic cleanly
  • Leggy in space, limiting short area change of direction and tackling success
  • Tackle range and body control on the move are below average
  • Needs to develop secondary rush moves
  • Play can be out of control, causing him to miss sacks when he gets to the quarterback

 

 

TDS Take:

Jason Strowbridge is another body tossed in the mix of a complete overhaul of both the offensive and defensive lines in Miami I had talked about Miami having a “Meat & Potatoes” draft and this is just further prof of that being the case.

Miami will have one heck of a camp battle and Jason will get the opportunity to find a role on the defensive unit,

Welcome to Miami  Jason Strowbridge!

Fins Up!

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