Aaron Sterling

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Quote from: theaardvark on March 13, 2023, 02:34:31 PM
Any place to get his measureables?  6'2 seems a bit small for a DE in our scheme, unless he has some wingspan. 

He's a similar build to Jeffcoat (6'3", 243 lbs.).

NFL scouting report: https://draftscout.com/dsprofile.php?PlayerId=1021849&DraftYear=2022
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Sir Blue and Gold

Excellent. There is a rookie DE spot to be won this year and whoever it is will have a big opportunity to get lots of snaps.

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#17
Blue Bombers add former South Carolina defensive end to roster

WINNIPEG, MB., March 13, 2023 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce signing of American defensive end Aaron Sterling.

Sterling (6-2, 250, South Carolina, February 21, 1999 in Atlanta, GA) joins the Blue Bombers after a five-year collegiate career with South Carolina. During that time, Sterling recorded 114 tackles, 12 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three pass breakups in 50 games, of which 31 were starts at defensive end.

In his final season, Sterling made 27 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one pass breakup in 13 games.


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#18
Rookies always sound good when they get added for TC rosters. I don't know much about him. However, those stats show a good combination of DT's, sacks, forced fumbles and knockdowns in only 31 starts.

He may be raw but I'd take that as having a good football IQ and nose for the ball. In that sense a similar raw skill set to our starters.

At the moment he's the only rookie DE on the roster. On paper good college stats.

We'll see how he does in TC. You never know if early signed rookies even make the main camp. Could be anywhere from 1st cut to making the AR as a DI.
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theaardvark

Wingspan 80", Jeffcoat 80 3/4, Jefferson 82 1/2

Hand 9 5/8, Jeffcoat 9 5/8, Jefferson 9 1/2

Jump 28", Jeffcoat n/a, Jefferson 33 1/2

Not sure that's a huge difference, but it will be interesting to see how he does in TC.  Also, the scouting site has him at OLB, whereas the Jeffs were both listed as DE's...

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Sir Blue and Gold

#21
Quote from: theaardvark on March 13, 2023, 04:36:04 PM
Wingspan 80", Jeffcoat 80 3/4, Jefferson 82 1/2

Hand 9 5/8, Jeffcoat 9 5/8, Jefferson 9 1/2

Jump 28", Jeffcoat n/a, Jefferson 33 1/2

Not sure that's a huge difference, but it will be interesting to see how he does in TC.  Also, the scouting site has him at OLB, whereas the Jeffs were both listed as DE's...



It depends on the system/front (4-3/3-4) but in general OLBs still rush the passer and are very often edge contain on run plays. They also drop into coverage occasionally (not totally unlike what we do with our DEs at times). One of the main differences is OLBs don't have a hand on the ground before the snap like a DE does.

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Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on March 13, 2023, 04:59:24 PM
It depends on the system/front (4-3/3-4) but in general OLBs still rush the passer and are very often edge contain on run plays. They also drop into coverage occasionally (not totally unlike what we do with our DEs at times). One of the main differences is OLBs don't have a hand on the ground before the snap like a DE does.


Willie Jefferson was a DE in college and an OLB in the NFL. 

The average size of an NFL DE is 6'4" and 277 lbs, so this Sterling would have to play OLB if he wanted an NFL look.
https://hortonbarbell.com/average-height-and-weight-of-nfl-defensive-ends/

But a little over 6 feet and 240-250 lbs works fine for a CFL DE.
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pjrocksmb

#23
Sounds promising, we got the guys that can develop him if he is teachable and has the right skill set for our game