For his size, he showcases some impressive body control with the ball in his hands. Has some short-area quickness in order to make a man miss and accelerates extremely well into the open field. Is a bit of a strider who has the ability to run away from defenders once he gets going. Also, displays good body control when asked to snap off routes and work his way back toward the football. Has some suddenness to his game and can cleanly snap on a dime. Now, is still working on the rest of the route tree and is more of a short cross/vertical guy at this stage, but he is a lot more coordinated than given credit for.
Impression: An impressive size/speed athlete who has been productive, knows how to beat press and can separate vertically. Looks like an intriguing developmental type player."
Jean did not use a redshirt season due to his time at prep school, but did work with the team in the spring before his 2007 debut. He played in every game as a reserve, making 19 catches for 245 yards and a score.
Jean again came off the bench as a sophomore (25-257-2) before winning a starting role in 10 games in 2009 (38-501-4), earning the team's Most Improved Player Award at the end of the year.
Jean worked hard to improve his game before his senior year, and both his coaches and NFL scouts were impressed. The second-team All-Sun Belt pick and FAU's Offensive MVP grabbed 64 passes for 988 yards and eight scores on the season. He earned invites to the East-West Shrine Game and Scouting Combine with his efforts; his size and downfield abilities could make him a late-round pick.
Strengths: Prototypically-sized for the position, tall with solid upper-body build. Tough for defensive backs to bring down by themselves, gives good effort to run through arm tackles and stays upright after big hits over the middle. Thrown quick screens to utilize his size and quick cuts for the big plays. Uses body to shield defenders on slants and in-routes. Deep threat with his size and long strides, capable of tracking throws over either shoulder (or even over his head). Displays some foot quickness to separate from corners coming out of routes, plants his foot to have effective double-moves. Adept at snatching high passes from the air using height and excellent vertical leap. Extends arm at last second to get separation downfield. Gives effort as a blocker, has the size to sustain against bigger defenders.
Weaknesses: One-speed strider without a burst in the open field. Takes time to get off the line when pressed, hesitates and runs around defender, does not uses his hands well. Not especially elusive after the catch. Inconsistent hands, making acrobatic grabs then dropping catchable balls when extending his hands outside his frame and letting too many passes into his body."
Positive: Tall, physical receiver who has displayed consistent improvement the past three years. Quickly releases off the line, effectively adjusts to throws, and makes the catch in stride. Uses his frame to protect passes, wins out in battles, and keeps the play in bounds when running after the catch. For the most part effectively looks the ball into his hands and fights to pick up positive yardage. Comes back to the ball out of breaks.
Negative: Not a great downfield receiver and struggles catching long passes at full speed. Shows a marginal burst in his game.
Analysis: Jean is coming off a career season, and the arrow is pointing north for him. He's a potential fourth receiver at the next level if he continues to develop."
Negatives: A bit raw as a route runner, ran mostly vertical routes in college... Lets too many balls get into his body, drops some catchable balls because he doesn't always use his hands... Ran slower at the combine than expected... Has lapses in concentration, doesn't always look the ball in before making the catch... Gives inconsistent effort while blocking, looks uninterested at times... Will be a 2-3 year project... Needs coaching on the full route tree.... Below-average after the catch, not elusive."
Strengths: Jean is a very hard worker he could be a ‘poor man’s’ Greg Jennings.’ Football matters to him, he works hard and it shows he has improved dramatically in the last 2 seasons. He has a long lean frame, and is fairly strong. He is fast and is learning to beat the double teams he has recently drawn.
Weaknesses: He is still a work-in-progress as a route runner and occasionally drops a catch-able ball.
Projection: I think a good combine/pro day/all-star game and practices puts him in the 6-7th round range. He is not quite a finished product but he he has impressive upside."
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