Overview: Jamari Lattimore was a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, who was signed by the New York Jets during free agency. During his career, he had 85 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 interception.
Strengths: Very versatile has experience playing outside linebacker and inside linebacker for the Packers. A great special teams player. A hard worker. A great leader. A great and a physical athlete. Great quickness and burst to his game especially when he playing on the line of scrimmage. Knows how to blitz and can get to the quarterback.
Weaknesses: Durability, injuries are a major concern. Lack of strength and size at the position.
How he fits the New York Jets: The Jets lost one of their best special teams player Nick Bellore during free agency who was mainly used as backup and played a key role on special teams. Lattimore could see a similar role that Bellore did when he was on the New York Jets. Lattimore has experience playing in a 3-4 scheme and his versatility can be valuable for Todd Bowles. Although he is not a starting caliber football player, he can be used in many ways whether it is blitzing the quarterback, being placed at linebacker or playing a role on special teams.
Bottom Line: He is a very versatile linebacker who can be placed and be used in many ways on the field whether it’s linebacker, outside linebacker, or being a contributor on special teams.