Jonas Mouton Scouting Report
Jonas Mouton
Jonas Mouton - Michigan (HT: 6-1⅝ - WT: 239)
Combine 40: 4.87 - Position Rank: 13 of 32

Positives: Excellent production as a full-time linebacker in 2010 (117 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, forced fumble)... Appears faster on film than his timed speed... Has a good frame, could stand to add a little bulk, but has an overall good mix of size and deceptive speed... Has a good initial pop on contact, can deliver the big hit at times... Does a good job driving his feet while tackling, breaks down well and squares up to his target... Is not afraid to take on blockers and remove them from the play, is aggressive at attacking linemen head-on to cause congestion at the line... Can be seen lining up at several positions, has the potential to play strongside backer in the NFL, although coverage skills will need to improve a bit... Has a pretty good motor, will get downfield fast in pursuit of receivers running after the catch... Turns hips pretty well when dropping into coverage, appears to be an effective zone defender, displays pretty good instincts when the ball is in the air... Pretty good instincts, matched with his ability to flow with plays and wrap up effectively, he has potential to be a fairly productive player in the NFL.

Negatives: Has displayed a lack of discipline on the field, was suspended in 2009 for punching then Notre Dame center Eric Olsen during a game... Disappointed at the combine, ran poorly... Underwent shoulder surgery before the 2010 season, but has since been healthy and productive, durability only a small concern at this point... Sometimes takes himself out of plays by being too aggressive taking on blockers, needs to get better at flowing to the ball and evading blockers away from the play... Needs to do a better job of protecting his legs against cut blocks, plays a little high and does not utilize hands enough on blockers coming in at his ankles... Has not shown he can be an effective blitzer, hits gaps hard, but does not elude blockers well enough to be a legitimate pass-rushing threat... Needs to do a better job of getting off blocks when defending the run, does not have a lot of block-shedding moves to work with.

  263 124 139 18 3 2 4 0 0
2007 Michigan   5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Michigan   76 36 40 1 1 0 0 0
2009 Michigan   65 26 39 3 0 0 2 0 0
2010 Michigan   117 60 57 2 1 2 0 0

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