Chugging along the pre-draft circuit, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs edge rusher Jaylon Ferguson is set to visit the Los Angeles Rams next week, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero:
Also visiting the #Bills today: Louisiana Tech edge Jaylon Ferguson, who heads to #Giants next, then #Colts and #Eagles, with #Cowboys, #Titans, #Rams next week. One of the most well-traveled prospects in this pre-draft process.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 8, 2019
Ferguson — who was a senior in 2018 — had an insane amount of production in his four years at Louisiana Tech. Ferguson totaled 67.5 tackles-for-loss as well as 45 sacks. Ferguson was clearly extremely productive in college, though his abysmal 3-cone and shuttle times at his pro day are certainly something that’ll push him down draft boards:
I was running just offense code today, but I spent the extra time to re-run end just so I could run Jaylon Ferguson's #RAS.— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) March 20, 2019
Honestly, could have been a lot worse.
This is not, however, the athletic profile of a starter in the NFL. pic.twitter.com/cRTkcnG9mr
Ferguson clearly lacks the necessary athleticism that most starters in the NFL have, though his production ultimately states otherwise. Ferguson was mocked in the first or second-round of mock drafts generally all offseason, though it seems most have soured since as Ferguson is no longer a regular in the first-round of mocks.
Being a Senior, Ferguson attended the Reese’s Senior Bowl, automatically qualifying him as a prime prospect for General Manger Les Snead.
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein compared Ferguson to 2018 first-round pick Marcus Davenport, whom the New Orleans Saints traded up to draft.