JoJo Wicker – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

JoJo Wicker

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Arizona State 1 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'3 273 N/A 6'1 296 31 3/4 9 1/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.16 30 8'9 25 DNP DNP

Overview:

Wicker finished his career at Arizona State, where he played in 38 career games, had 102 tackles, 31.5 for loss, and 12.5 sacks. He also had 4 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumbles recovered. He has good size, he also has good speed, is a tackling machine, and is a defensive play maker, as well as a difference maker on defense. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He is also a hard hitter, a run stuffer, very powerful, and is a very relentless defender. He also gets a good push on the offensive line, he uses his power to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the quarterback, and he does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage. On the other hand, he does have issues with speedy backs at times, and while he has good speed, he does not have elite speed, but that does not hurt his game. With all of that said, I expect Wicker to be a late day 2, to early day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good size

Has good speed

A tackling machine

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

Put up good sack numbers at ASU

Very experienced

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

A hard hitter

A run stuffer

Very powerful

Very relentless defender

Gets a good push on the offensive line

Does a good job of breaking up passes

Uses his power to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the QB

Does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage

Does a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Has issues with speedy backs at times

While he has good speed be goes not have elite speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 38

Tackles: 102

Tackles For Loss: 31.5

Sacks: 12.5

Pass Breakups: 4

Forced Fumbles: 4

Fumbles Recovered: 2