School: Wagner | Position: Free Safety | Height: 6004 | Weight: 195 | Forty: 4.50 | Class: 2015
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL | Year: Senior | Dob: 9/4/90 | Projection: 7th Round | Pro Comparison: Ryan Clark
- Fast, physical and blessed with natural instincts. Stout against the run. Quick to react to the ball.
- Strong coverage skills and an enforcer over the middle. Jarring hits have translated to key turnovers. Finisher.
- Team captain. Has emerged as the vocal leader of the team. Can /has played all special teams. Also played cornerback. Solid student.
- Backpedal/footwork needs improvement.
- Tends to over-anticipate at times. Will occasionally lunge and make arm tackles.
- Needs a strong draft season plus more. Small School label and unproven track record against top-caliber talent hurts draft stock immensely.
“The leadership J.D. brings to the table is unmeasurable. He’s seen things from an adversity standpoint in a four-win season and a success standpoint in a championship season. He can share some wisdom with the younger guys.” --Wagner defensive coordinator Malik Hall
- Transfer from Purdue