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Jamil Merrell
Team
Round
Selection
PositionDefensive End
SchoolRutgers
YearSR
Born5/09/1990
Height6-4
Weight255
High SchoolPaul M Hodgson Vocational (Newark, Delaware)
Player Background
Tabbed as a Preseason American Athletic Conference First Team member in 2013 ... Had senior season derailed by injuries and a change to the team's defensive scheme ... Finished 2013 season with 23 tackles, three stops for loss and a pair of sacks ... Started 11 of 13 games as a junior, tallying 40 stops, 10 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks ... Made an impact in 2011 with 18 tackles and a sack ... Has athleticism and speed to slide into an outside linebacker role at the next level ... Consistently showed heart and leadership qualities throughout career ... Plays with a high-motor ... Needs to prove he can overcome foot injury that plagued senior season ... Has all the intangibles desired by NFL defensive coordinators.


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