July 19, 2024

Tennessee edge rusher James Pearce Jr. Is Comparing Himself To The Elite NFL”saying..

Tennessee Volunteers edge rusher James Pearce Jr. drew an interesting NFL comparison from a prominent analyst on Tuesday

Most analysts and fans rank Tennessee edge rusher James Pearce Jr. as the top returning defensive lineman in college football. If he had been eligible to declare for the NFL Draft last year, several people believed he would have been the best defensive player available; nonetheless, he is the top pick for the 2025 cycle.

Every year, Brett Kollmann grades hundreds of prospects in preparation for the NFL Draft cycle. This year, he’s already ahead on his homework for the class of 2019. He made an intriguing NFL comparison to Pearce on X on Tuesday afternoon.

The San Francisco 49ers selected Aldon Smith with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He made an All-Pro first-team during his second season in the NFL, tallying 19.5 sacks and becoming one of the league’s breakout stars. Off-field concerns derailed his career, but his playing heights were extremely high. Pearce was a consensus All-SEC first-team selection during his sophomore season and hopes to achieve even greater things next year.

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