Scouting Report on Chargers Rookie LB Jonas Mouton

By Ernie Padaon

Maize N Brew is a Michigan Wolverines Blog and they will know more about our newest middle linebacker than most of us, since they sat through the Michigan season these last few years. Here are notes they wrote about the rookie Jonas Mouton:

As for Mouton, he would alternatively do something incredibly athletic and awesome or something so inexplicably bad that you couldn’t believe it was the same person.

I’m struggling to find a player that was as much of an enigma as Jonas Mouton. A great kid, smart, insanely physically gifted, fast, with great fast twitch relfexes who could make plays that only a handful of players in the college game could make. By that same token, he would routinely run himself out of position, take poor angles, miss easy tackles, and blow obvious coverages. After three years as Michigan’s starting SLB, he was a 2nd Round  pick (No. 61) of the San Diego Chargers. He finished his senior year leading the team with 117 tackles and countless “WTF is he doing!?” moments. All of us wish him the best and hope the good folks in San Diego can coach him into the player we all hope he can be.

Who likes PROJECTS?!?

We know AJ Smith does! D-Coordinator Greg Manusky better be prepared to mold this into the player that AJ thinks he saw! Let’s prepare for a roller coaster and hope that the good plays outshine all of the bad plays.