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TBN Draft Profile: Jeremy Cash

Measurables:

Height- 6’0″

Weight- 212 lbs

Arms- 32 3/8″

Hands- 10 1/2″

Year G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int PD FR FF
2011 5 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 14 64 57 121 9.5 0 3 3 3 2
2014 13 68 43 111 10.5 5.5 2 7 1 4
2015 12 57 43 100 18 2.5 0 4 1 3
Career 44 191 144 335 38 8 5 14 5 9

The ACC defensive player of the year, Jeremy Cash is a player who is very exciting to watch. After a small role during his freshman season for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cash transferred to Duke where he be came a focal point of their defense. Posting three straight 100 tackle seasons, he showed just how disruptive a linebacker/safety hyrid could be. He projects best as in the box safety at the next level.

The biggest part of Cash’s game is the fact that he is always around the ball. Watching Duke games whenever there was a play on defense you pretty much knew he was involved. Cash plays with reckless abandonment. Shooting the gaps, crashing down on tight ends like a heat seeking missile. There is no denying that he is a risk taker but more often than not gets the reward.

Cash can be a liability in pass coverage against highly athletic receivers. He doesn’t react quickly enough to be asked to do this task a lot at the next level. Asking Cash to play coverage would be taking away the one aspect that he excels at. Another question that teams will be asking is in reference to his broken wrist that required surgery in December. He will need to be cleared following medical re-checks that usually happen mid April.

There isn’t a safety that is as disruptive in the backfield as Jeremy Cash. The Cowboys could utilize him as the nickel linebacker/safety hybrid that Barry Church has played. He best projects as a second round player who could slip to the Cowboys at pick 67.

About Patrick Conn

Patrick Conn is the lead NFL Draft analyst for TBN. Over the past three years he has worked with Inside The Star, Blogging The Boys, and Fansided. His work has even been published on SI.com. Patrick has been on ESPN East Texas discussing the Cowboys and the NFL Draft. Follow him on twitter @DraftCowboys.

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