Evaluating Jets FB J.C. Copeland

Height: 5’11
Weight: 260

Overview: J.C. Copeland was a fullback from LSU, who was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. In August 2014, he was released and the New York Jets picked him up on May 2014.

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Strengths: A good blocker at the position who can pave the way for the running back. Powerful has great strength. Well-built, has the ideal size and is hard to tackle. A hard worker. An aggressive playmaker with a high motor. Great vision and instincts. A good options to use during short-yardage situations.

Weaknesses: Ball skills could use some work. Ball security can be an issue. Lacks the ideal speed and burst at the position.

How he fits the New York Jets: It is uncertain whether or not the Jets will carry or if Chan Gailey will use a fullback in his offense. If the Jets do decide to keep the fullback his biggest competition will come from veteran Tommy Bohanon who is more of a receiving back compared to Copeland. The Jets need more players who can block and one of Copeland’s biggest strength is his ability to block and the his ability to protect and pave the way for the running backs. He could be used as one of the main blocker’s in the Jets offense.

Bottom Line: He is a great blocker to have on offense. His ability to pave the way for the running backs would be an asset to the Jets offense especially if the Jets decide to ground and pound.

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