Jaquelin Roy NFL Draft

Jaquelin Roy

  • Junior
  • #236
  • 6'4"
  • 297lbs
  • Prospect
  • Southeastern

Prospect Summary

Jaquelin Roy NFL Draft Scouting Report

IDL, LSU Tigers

Although only a junior, Jaquelin Roy has experience playing in more than 30 career games as part of a rotation for LSU. 2022 was Roy’s first season as the full-time starter and he had his most productive year, posting 49 total tackles. Roy has a prototype frame and appears to have the athletic upside that gives him the potential to be a very productive player in the NFL. Roy’s athletic upside helps him as both a run defender and as a pass rusher. 

As a run defender, Roy uses his athleticism to be able to quickly get into gaps and present penetration to potentially disrupt a play. Roy also shows the ability to play well against zone run plays. On plays where offensive linemen are trying to block him, he does a good job of maintaining leverage and prevents the offensive lineman from being able to reach-block him and place an effective block. 

Asa pass rusher, Roy uses his athleticism to be effective on twists and stunts. Roy is a fluid mover and can flip his hips and get into tight spaces to provide penetration. Roy also does a good job in one-on-one situations attacking the edges of offensive linemen to attack an opening to get pressure on the quarterback. 

There are improvements Roy can make as both a run defender and a pass rusher. As a run defender, it appears Roy needs to become more decisive and be quicker to shed offensive linemen. Roy appears to be delayed in his ability to deconstruct blocks, which results in him being stuck on blocks too long and allows for offensive linemen to displace him off of the line of scrimmage. As a pass rusher, Roy needs to simply finish the rep. Roy will start out his pass rush with a quick first step, putting himself in a good position, but it appears that Roy stops his momentum forward when reacting to run-action fakes or quarterback movement in the pocket. Roy has the physical tools to become a pass rusher on the next level but he needs to focus on winning his one-on-one assignment. 

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Athletic interior defensive lineman   
  • Plus-level physical tools   
  • Has a prototypical frame  

Top Reasons For Concern: 

  • Instincts as a pass rusher 
  • Limited production rushing the passer 
  • Strength at the line of scrimmage

Size (NFL Combine):

Height: 6′ 3”

Weight: 305 lbs

Arm Length: 32 3/4”

Hand Size: 10 1/8”

Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):

40-yard Dash: TBD

Vertical Jump: TBD

Broad Jump: TBD

Short-Shuttle: 5.00s

Three-Cone: 8.01s

Bench Reps: 30 reps

Ideal Role: Rotational interior defensive lineman early in career  

Scheme Fit: 4-3 3-tech

TDN Consensus Grade: 70.00/100 (Fifth-Round Value)

  • Sanchez Grade: 70.00/100

Written By: Keith Sanchez 

Exposures: Alabama (2022), Tennessee (2022), Georgia (2022), Florida State (2022), Florida (2022)

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