Super Duper Club
- Aug 10, 2008
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- Pattaya, Thailand
The biggest surprise among the undrafted Georgia Bulldogs was Jonathan Ledbetter. The 6’4 280 pound defensive lineman, was a Second Team All SEC selection last season. He overcame alcohol arrests earlier in his career and become a captain for the Bulldogs squad as a senior. Ledbetter had a solid stint during his time in Athens registering 122 tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his four-year career. He played just two of those seasons as a starter. The fact that Ledbetter is a tweener that isn’t quick enough to rush the passer from the edge, yet he is not quite large enough to play defensive tackle in the NFL, is likely what hurt his draft stock.
2018 Stats: Tackles:56 TFL:6.5 Sacks:1 FF:1
2018 Pro Football Focus Grades:
Overall:83.2 Run Defense:88.7 Pass Rush:67.2
Analyst Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network projected Ledbetter as a round six pick. He offered these thoughts on Jonathan Ledbetter:
Jonathan Ledbetter is caught between positions and his pro team will need to help decide where he ought to play and dictate his weight from there. Ledbetter lacks burst and explosiveness at 280, to me he would be best served adding 10-15 pounds and playing as a B-gap defender in base odd fronts. Ledbetter has good, reliable hands and shouldn’t be asked to become something he isn’t as a penetration style player. Quality role player/depth player.