Jachai Polite, DE/OLB, Florida

Height: 6-2. Weight: 260. 

Projected 40 Time: 4.80. 

Projected Round (2019): 1. 

WalterFootball.com was first to report that Polite planned on entering the 2019 NFL Draft. The junior was a force on the edge for Florida in 2018. Polite has an odd body type, but he could be a good rotational edge rusher in a 4-3 and would fit well as a 3-4 outside linebacker, which could be his best fit for the NFL. In 2018, Polite totaled 11 sacks with six forced fumbles, 45 tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss and four passes batted. He has natural feel as a pass-rusher with speed, athleticism, moves, and a nose for the quarterback. 

Polite is a solid run defender despite the body type of lacking length on the edge. He is a fearless defender who can set the edge, and his plays come in pursuit, especially from the back side. Sources tell me that Polite is a good guy off the field and is loved by his teammates.” 

When I watch Polite work, I’m thinking is he better than Cassius Marsh? I go ahead an answer myself by saying no, don’t think so…

His pursuit and ability to maneuver past blocks is impressive.