The Wedge Scouting Report: Jeremy Cash, S

Allright!!!  Blew up another moon with my favorite weapon:


The Xexer Missile might not be so exciting, but its reliable.



Jeremy Cash plays like that!  Like a missile!  When Jeremy Cash sees the ball carrier…well…you know…….BOOM!!!!!!!!!!

He hit 332 ball carriers like a missile in three years at Duke!




Imagine that 332 times in three years!


When Cash hits you…he really hits you.

There is a part of Cash’s game that is kind of Ronnie Lottesque.

No I’m not comparing him to Ronnie Lott.

I’m just saying he is tough, gritty and hits like a truck!

Cash is likely a 2nd round pick in the 2016 draft but he might sneak into the first round.

Jeremy Cash2


The 6-2, 210 Pound Leader of the Duke Defense didn’t just tackle ball carriers in the ACC

Cash had 8 sacks over the last 2 years at Duke.  I guess the Blue Devils utilized the safety blitz a lot.  Wouldn’t you if Cash was on your team?

He also had 5 career interceptions at Duke.  He’s not really thought of as a ballhawk by NFL Scouts.  But he is defiantly a missile!


If Jeremy Cash was an Alien Weapon of Destruction, he would be the dreaded


Lookout Earth!!!


Check out his highlights here:

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295 Responses to The Wedge Scouting Report: Jeremy Cash, S

  1. Tim Knight says:

    Steve, team draft boards are lateral not linear so looking at rankings 1-100 in order is also misleading but someone has to go first and so on. But that’s not how prospects are graded. Teams have prospects graded laterally at multiple positions to show them BPA.

    1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

  2. steveccnv says:

    Maybe we’re going to start to see smaller, faster LBs as pass rush specialists. We should be using Reshad a little more off of the edge.

  3. getterdone says:

    Suh will be the cog that makes this DL & DE’s go, which then sets up the rest of the defense to make plays.
    I liked that the very 1st words out of VJ’s mouth besides thank you for making me the DC, was that he wanted to find ways to keep the dbl & especially the triple teams off of Kong!
    He wouldn’t mention specifics, but some use of a Wide 9 will be one of the ways.

    If Suh can get even a decent amount of penetration, to keep the QB’s from stepping up, or forcing the RB’s to bounce back & move laterally, then the DE’s & LB’s & S’s can make nice plays to create 3rd & long, and get us off the field sooner.

    Then our offense will begin to flourish with better field position, more opportunities, and less playing catch up from behind 10+pts.

    That’s how you win games and that’s what Suh was paid so richly for. Use him the right way!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Our offense can also help the defense by controlling possession longer and less 3 and outs with asinine play calls but I know you know that. 😉

  4. Tim Knight says:

    That horizontal board uses a linear grading system within a lateral format, but I’ve seen versions with 1a, 1a, 1a, 1b, 1b, 1b, 1c, 1c, 1c, 1d. Based on how the draft goes down you have your BPAs all in a row.

    Let’s say you’re not in play for a QB and you expect possibly 3 to go before you pick but they’re not off the board yet and positions you were targeting are going off the board, now you’re in panic mode and may reach for a position because you feel you have to have one. This board gives you a better visual of what’s happening rather than scrolling up and down trying to patch it together in the heat of the moment. It shows you that the gap between 1-10 isn’t quite 10 spots different in talent, it’s really just 4.

  5. Tim Knight says:

    Does anyone think based on this report that Jack Conklin could be our pick at #13 and we move him inside at guard yet he still has the versatility to play tackle and provide overall depth?

    “Conklin is powerful and quick-minded to read/react in a flash and dominate in tight spaces, but he doesn’t have the quick-twitch body control to consistently mirror in space. He’s not a top-shelf athlete and will struggle with edge speed at times, but no one is going through him due to his wide base and contact balance.”

    Two CBS mocksters having us taking him.

  6. Ken says:

    I would be fine with Conklin at 13. Ideally you trade down a few spots for him but I would be fine taking him at 13.

    • steveccnv says:

      That’s what I was thinking, trade down, especially for a guy you want to play guard, and since we’re talking about a guard, why not wait until the second rd?

      • Tim Knight says:

        I’m going based on he’s that much better a prospect than who will be there in the 2nd. Not saying that’s the case, just suggesting if that’s how we have him graded.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yeah same here, if he starts at guard and can provide depth at tackle that’s a win win. This is a deep defensive draft, you can still get good prospects 2-4 on defense.

  7. Tim Knight says:

    I’m just throwing another name into the mix at a position we could use. We could trade down a bit and maybe get him 3 or 4 spots later too.

  8. Ken says:

    I agree with Tim that Conklin won’t be there in round 2 and anyone we take in round 2 won’t be as good as Conklin.

  9. The Flying Pig says:

    I would be okay with trading down and then getting an OL in the first

    Taking a RB and a cb in the 2nd

    Then getting a LB

    I think that might work well to give us young talent to build on

    I think there s a ton of talented RBs in day 2 to pick from

    • Ken says:

      Not a fan of a RB on day 1. I know a lot people have us going for Elliot but I don’t think that is the best use of our pick. Elliot is an excellent prospect but he is not Gurley.

  10. New Age says:

    I like Conklin. While I didn’t like moving down, there is some good talent available at 13 like always.

    The issue I have with Alonso is that he’s a smaller guy that gets injured a lot like Misi(even more though). He not only had the ACL stuff in the NFL but a concussion last training camp, had a torn labrum at Buffalo, and an ACL tear in college. To really expect that this guy who has been injured a TON, and is on team 3 in 4 years will stay healthy just isnt realistic. It just isnt.

    • Tim Knight says:

      We’re going to find out. He played in every game in BUF though and had a fantastic season. He missed the 2014 season training in the offseason making a cut in a drill, it wasn’t a football injury with contact. But that’s often how it happens with athletes, nobody even touches them, it’s a torque injury. He also played the last 9 games last year so it’s not like he doesn’t have a string of games he plays in.

      If he’s in and out of the lineup for us this year then he is a concern and we may not try to re-sign him next year. So he’s only on a one year last year of his rookie contract with us. It’s a play to get paid situation for Kiko.

      • Ken says:

        From what I have read he was mediocre when he played last year. He wasn’t the same as when he was a rookie.

      • steveccnv says:

        He played OLB last yr, not inside, out of position of sorts. People also base his stats as an indication of how he played, and you really can’t compare a 4-3 MLBs stats to those of an OLB. He wasn’t really healthy last yr.

        I’m ok not drafting a guy like Ragland, and plan on Alonso being our MLB, then taking an MLB in the 2nd or 3rd, but no Scooby Doo (I saw enough of Scooby crashing this weekend Monster Jam 😛 ). I have no problem trading down and getting extra picks, as I think our problem is depth more than needing that star.

  11. uwantwat says:

    I suggested Conklin @13 just over a week ago. We need an OG and he is sitting where the top OGs are taken. Plus he has a mean streak. Sick of mummy boy OL I want “rip their bloody heads off types”. DE &DB can be taken in rounds 2&3.

  12. Tim Knight says:

    Looking at some of the mocks that have gone on here, what if we did this.
    1. OL Jack Conklin – starting guard, backup tackle – possible future starting OT.
    2. CB William Jackson III – competes to start and STs.
    3. DE Bronson Kaufusi – depth, STs and some rotation play.
    4. LB Tyler Matakevich – depth, STs and some rotation play.
    5. RB Tyler Ervin – speed guy as a KR and a speed option at RB both as a rusher and receiver.

  13. uwantwat says:

    Ken…it often takes 2 seasons to get fully back from a knee and I believe he was played in the wrong scheme in Philly, just like super Mario was in Buff. Those 2 will be monsters for us this year.

    • Ken says:

      I think Williams will be a good fit. I am more skeptical about Alonzo’s ability to stay healthy and to play at the level he once did.

  14. Tim Knight says:

    Ken, it’s normal that Kiko wasn’t the same player last year. He was coming off the ACL injury, got traded, played in a different system, started the season off well in week one then had a set back week two or three spraining the the same knee that then took him out 5 weeks. He then played the last 9 games with his two best games at the end of the season with 8 and 9 tackles.

    So where is he at now?

    • Ken says:

      Even 8 and 9 tackles while okay for an MLB but it was not like he was dominating the game. We have nothing to lose to give him a shot but the question is did we really gain anything by trading for him?

      • Tim Knight says:

        That’s what we all want to know. But people are looking at him as trading for a player who was hurt at the end when he’s not that. As of now he’s ready to do anything anyone else can do. We’ll see.

  15. uwantwat says:

    Tim…Right, where he needs to be a Miami Dolphin. Enough said.

  16. New Age says:

    But wasn’t Alonso playing in a similar D to the Oregon one he was in? This says he was so why did he flouder? 8 ans 9 tackles isn’t really that good for a LB. Some of our worst LBs have had more than that in games.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It showed he was active. LOL @ you guys nitpicking the tackles. It works out to be 136 tackles for the season if you average that out so…

      • steveccnv says:

        And he wasn’t playing the middle in Phil, so that’s a lot of tackles at OLB, but projections rarely work out that way. My favorite is guys like Omar after the 2nd week of the season doing the projection stats of a guy that has 4 sacks or TDs after 2 games, so that projects out to 32 for the season.

  17. Tim Knight says:

    In schemes like this, does it really matter who lines up where at LB? Find the 4-5 best LBs to play and hope for some depth to develop.

    • getterdone says:

      You also see Mario out wide on as the LDE here. This was when he did good under Schwartz.

    • steveccnv says:

      No, not if you’re referring to the team, but individually it matters for stats (guy in the middle will get more tackles). If you take someone like Alonzo he should be able to play the same at any of these 3 spots, but when comparing how he did with his rookie season he’s not going to get lots of tackles playing where 53 or 56 are playing compared to 51.

      Nice picture though Tim, it really gives a good view of how the wide 9 looks.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Thanks, in that pic I see Misi, Alonso and Jenkins, but I can also see Alonso, Misi and Hewitt, or Misi, Rookie and Alonso etc. Know what I mean? 🙂

  18. getterdone says:

    Good article on the Big Conk! Dated March 8th.
    He’s done good against the likes of Buckner, Oakman, & tired out that Ohio St. Defense running the ball in the big 10 champ game this past Dec., blocking the likes of Adolphus Washington, & Josh Perry at the second level.

  19. steveccnv says:

    Brown’s making extra calls on RG3, they seem to actually be getting it. No QB is going to succeed there this yr, no sense in getting one that’s going to get beat down. RG3 will be running for his life, but he can. Makes sense to get a good player not at the QB spot with the 2nd pick, or even more to trade down and get depth, before you get great players that are just going to cost a fortune when it’s time the team starts coming around.

  20. Tim Knight says:

    Let’s say we roll with Ajayi as our main RB when it’s all said and done. He’s likely to be a 14-15 carry back with 2-3 receps per game. Then we need a jolt of speed, maybe a rookie like Tyler Ervin with 5-6 rushes and 1-2 receps along with being the KR. Maybe Williams progresses or we find a vet in FA or another draft pick, or a UDFA to handle some tough grinding rushes – 4-5 times per game. Then RT at 3-4 and maybe a WR 1-2. We’re looking at a 25-30 type rushing team. I hope we focus on something like that other than 20 rush/45 pass.

    • getterdone says:

      …or we draft Zeke in the 1st to piss Ken off & Elliot becomes the next AP. Both are similar in size power, speed, & hands.

      • Tim Knight says:

        If we draft him, he must become a feature player on offense – 20+ touches PG. Grier did say we want to use the FA offseason to plug holes and not be forced to draft for need and pass on a potential franchise player. Is Elliot that?

  21. The Flying Pig says:

    I think it makes sense to draft a RB in round 2 like Collins or Booker

    We don’t need the next AP
    But the next Leveon Bell would be nice

    There is always good RBs in the 2nd round

  22. New Age says:

    I would love Elliot here. He dominated Bama two seasons ago. He dominated all year long and OSU’s only loss was the game he wasn’t used properly. He is elite and getting elite at #13 no matter the position, is a pretty damn good way of moving forward.

  23. wyoming85 says:

    I would go with
    In that order!

  24. wyoming85 says:

    Germain Ifedi, OT/OG, Texas A&M could be available in the second also!!!!!!!!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yeah the 2nd rd could be an option for sure, just saying if we think there is a dropoff in talent before #42 on our board and we don’t want to take a chance.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I mentioned him
      I think he will be able to play OG in the pros too

  25. finfanrob says:

    ok i think i have watch collectively about 4 or 5 hours of march madness and i got to say the only thing more confusing then the officiating is asking a woman how she is doing and getting back ‘I’M FINE’

  26. Tim Knight says:

    Defensive depth chart. *?
    DE Wake*, M. Williams, Branch, Fede, Moore, C. McCain, Laing, Warmsley, J. Williams, Jordan* 10
    DT Suh, Mitchell, Phillips, Coleman, Thomas II, Tuaau 6
    LB Alonso, Misi, Jenkins, Hewitt, Vigil, Hull, Johnson, Manning 8
    CB Maxwell, B. McCain, Lippett, Taylor, Chekwa, Patmon 6
    S Jones, Abdul-Quddus, Thomas, Aikens(CB), Gary 5

    CB and LB are the biggest needs. Need to push the competition there. We have a lot of DE prospects and we will likely add one through the draft. Narrow it down to 7-8 at the end of camp and find your 4-5 for the season. We probably keep 9 DL with 4 DT and 4 DE with one who can hybrid. That might be Fede or Laing.

  27. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I could easily see us going oline round 1 then rb round 2. CB is the real need we have on defense for a starter.

    • Tim Knight says:

      That’s not wrong. It depends on what our vision is for the running game. Is it a 25+ rush offense or maybe not? Maybe if you have an elite RB you adjust to it and become a 30-35 rush team and pass 25-30 off of it.

      That’s what I think is the best situation for Tannehill. I think he’d be better off under center and utilizing waggles, bootlegs and roll-outs half the time – a moving pocket, with about 15 drop backs on play-action or shotgun. The constant shotgun is annoying and one dimensional.

      It all depends on the new coaching staff’s philosophy with what they have personnel wise.

      Ezekiel Elliott can go anywhere from #4 to us at #13.

      • BoulderPhinfan says:

        agreed. The better the running the better for tanny. If elliot is there at 13 I think we have to think about it.

  28. olddolphan says:

    THOROUGHLY ENJOYED the Notre-Dame/Stephen F. Austin March Madness contest. Would have liked to see “the little guys” of SFA beat Goliath, but it was a stellar game, none the less as the Irish won by a point on a tip-in with 1.5 seconds left. – – This means the ACC has FIVE, count ’em, FIVE teams in the Sweet 16!!
    FAU’s baseball team lost their leading hitter to a heel injury for an unknown length of time. He’s Conference USA’s leading hitter at .364. The Owls could have used him as they lost to Middle Tennessee 8-6 in the first game of their 3-game series. But FAU rebounded to crush “Middle” 7-2 and 12-1, thus winning their 8th straight series this season. They should easily maintain their Top 25 position in both the writers’ and coaches’ polls.
    Tuesdau Night, FAU visits the number one ranked (in both polls) Florida Gators in Gainesville. –Last season, Florida edged FAU 2-1 in the regional finals to advance to the College World Series. –I wouldn’t be surprised if this game is also a one run affair. –Owls head coach John McCormack has returned to the team full time after having a large tumor removed from his neck. He’s lost 35 pounds from the radiation and chemotherapy treatments, which he has sandwiched around afternoon baseball practices during the season. And he’s now allowed to travel to away games. I’m sure his players will have a little extra motivation when they step on McKeithan Field in Gainesville Tuesday night. –A win over the heavily favored Gators likely would vault FAU into the Top 10 in at least one of the major polls.

  29. New Age says:

    I also think someone needs to work with Tannehill on Brady and Wilson dump off tactics. I swear those two get away with murder which frustrates the hell out of defenders. Those two are so bad that new competition rules are being pushed by Carolina(and probably others) to change the intentional grounding rule. If the ball cant be caught and you aren’t out of the box, it should be automatic. They probably wont change it which means Tannehill needs to pull that crap too.

  30. D says:

    I’d rather have Ragland than Conklin

  31. Rockphin says:



    CBS rankings on Fanspeak

  32. Mike E. says:


    You’re hired! REGGIE! REGGIE! REGGIE!

  33. steveccnv says:

    Richard Sherman has a point, they should let former players decide the rule on what is a catch, they’d probably be straight forward and to the point.

    The NFL doesn’t want a clear definition of what a catch is, they want to be able to manipulate a game when they want to.

  34. wyoming85 says:

    Well we are certainly not leaving any stones unturned!

    Miami Dolphins
    Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson (COM)
    Vadal Alexander, G/OT, LSU (COM)
    Jack Allen, C, Michigan State (SR)
    James Bradberry, CB, Samford (PRO)
    Beniquez Brown, OLB/ILB, Mississippi State (PRO)
    Ryan Brown, DE, Mississippi State (PRI)
    DeForest Buckner, DE/3-4DE, Oregon (COM)
    Vernon Butler, DT/NT, Louisiana Tech (SR)
    Taveze Calhoun, CB, Mississippi State (PRO)
    Lloyd Carrington, CB, Arizona State (EW)
    Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn (COM)
    Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State (WOR)
    Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson (COM)
    Spencer Drango, G/OT, Baylor (COM)
    Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford (COM)
    Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford (PRO)
    Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor (PRI)
    Ted Karras, G, Illinois (EW)
    Richard Leonard, CB, Florida International (WOR)
    Keith Lumpkin, OT, Rutgers (PRO)
    Dadi Lhomme Nicolas, OLB, Virginia Tech (PRO)
    Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan (WOR)
    Anthony Sarao, ILB, USC (EW)
    Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina (EW)
    Noah Spence, OLB/DE/3-4OLB, Eastern Kentucky (PRO)
    Chris Swain, FB, Navy (SR)
    Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss (STM)
    Joe Walker, ILB, Oregon (PRO)


  35. Mike E. says:

    For some reason, I thought there used to be a limit on how many prospects a team could meet with. Is that no longer in effect?

  36. steveccnv says:

    I was just telling my son yesterday what I hate about college basketball, the erroneous offensive fouls they call.

    Just got done watching Xavier lose to Wisconsin on a horrible flop offensive foul, with 5 seconds left and the game tied Xavier makes a shot to break the tie, but there it is the offensive foul, then Wis. wins on a buzzer beater.

    I wanted Wis. to win.

  37. D says:

    There is a limit to how many you can bring to private workout at your facility. No limits on pro day interviews, private or otherwise, combine interviews private or otherwise, or senior bowl private or otherwise.

    • D says:

      Also this isn’t even close to a full list I see a bunch of names I heard they meet with at combine not listed and some from senior bowl.

  38. Mike E. says:

    Goodnight guys, time to turn in.

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