1) Introduction: Injuries may have cut his 2014 campaign short, but there is plenty of promise there. He has shown that he isn’t afraid of physicality and is also versatile with experience on special teams.
2) Profile: Jamari Lattimore
- Age: 26
- Born: 10/06/1988 in Miami, FL
- Height: 6’2″
- Weight: 229
- College: Middle Tennessee State
- Rookie Year: 2011
- NFL Experience: 4 years
- Career stats and more
3) Expectations coming into the season: After starting four games in 2013, he was pegged to offer production in addition to just depth. Last season saw him tally his first two sacks of his career and bigger things were starting to come into focus.
4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: Lattimore got his chance, but he didn’t deliver. Before injuries derailed his season on Dec. 13, putting him on injured reserve, Lattimore had just 22 solo tackles.
5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: Mainly a special teams hawk. He is a physical specimen that is great at the point of attack, but he needs a lot of work in pass coverage..
6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Thanks to myriad injuries on his neck and ankle, Lattimore didn’t play.
7) Intangibles: He possesses all the skills to compete at the NFL level, they just need refining. He is a sure tackler and will mix it up on special teams when called upon. In order to be a starter, he’s going to need to take a huge jump, but he’s a solid backup.
Season Report Card (Player Grades):
(C-) Level of expectations met during the season
(D) Contributions to team’s overall success.
(INC) Contributions to team during the playoffs
Overall Grade: D+——————
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