Free Agent Profile: Defensive End Anfernee Jennings

02/21/2024
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Anfernee Jennings, 6’2″, 256 pounds, 32 7/8 Arm Length

Signature Stats: Second most run tackles of all DEs with 20% of run defense snaps (42) and third-best stop percentage (11.3%)

Contract Projection: 3 years, $13.5M, $4.5M AAV, $4.5M GTD

Cover 1 Take: Lack of pass rush production may deflate market, but has shown consistent value setting the edge vs the run

 

Summary: Primarily deployed as an outside linebacker in the Patriots’ Odd Front, boasts a thicker build and excels as a dominant run defender. He effectively disrupts perimeter runs and proves unblockable at the point of attack, consistently stoning pullers and reading blocking concepts with precision. While lacking elite burst as a pass rusher, Jennings compensates with relentless effort and pop in his hands, often giving QBs headaches because he doesn’t let them leave the pocket. Renowned for his zone read destruction and ability to box runners in, Jennings is recognized as one of the premier run defenders in the league. As a glue player, he contributes consistently, utilizing his instincts and effort to make impactful plays down the line of scrimmage. -Turner

Signature Skill/Trait: Defending the run

 

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