Jonathan Zenon Scouting Report

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Jonathan Zenon Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: SEC
School: LSU Tigers
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #19
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 180 lbs.

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Jonathan Zenon, CB, LSU

Zenon established himself as a ball hawk his junior year with 16 passes defended -- the second most in the Southeastern Conference -- and four interceptions. He also made 27 tackles, with 17 solo. That had many experts anticipating Zenon would have a breakout campaign this past season and emerge as one of the best cover corners in the nation. He wasn't bad in 2007; He had 45 tackles -- 32 solo -- with three interceptions, nine pass breakups and one forced fumble. Unfortunately for Zenon, LSU's other corner, Chevis Jackson, had an even more impressive campaign that has overshadowed Zenon's work. Zenon's size is his greatest asset. He won't be over matched physically by NFL receivers. He has good instincts for the ball, capitalizing on his above-average quickness. He has good agility and the change-of-direction skills to close on receivers. He has good leaping ability. The biggest knock on Zenon is he has been inconsistent covering receivers in tight man-to-man coverage due to a lack of explosiveness and speed. He runs a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash, which puts him at a distinct disadvantage against deep threats. That means he likely needs to be in a cover 2 scheme to be successful. But in the right scheme, he has the tools to be a solid NFL corner. Lowering his 40 time at the combine would boost his draft stock dramatically. He currently projects to be a fourth-round selection.

Last Updated Jan-25-2008 by Thomas Scott

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