Q-and-A with possible player for the Jets at 20

It’s no secret the Jets are in the market for a pass rushing outside linebacker. Georgia’s Leonard Floyd might be a good fit for them at 20. Here is a Q-and-A with the Eastman, Georgia-native . . .

Q)What is your weight?

Floyd: 244.9.

Q)Weren’t you a lot lighter at Georgia (listed at 231)?

Floyd: They had me light [in the media guide], but I was really playing heavier than what the book said.

Q)What did you play at last year?

Floyd: I was at, like 240 on game days.

Q)What is your response to some who say your production wasn’t great last year?

Floyd: I’ll say some plays I could have made and some plays I set it up for my teammates to make. I was happy all-in-all.

Q)What have you heard from teams how they view you position-wise?

Floyd: I talked to multiple teams that see me as a pass rusher. Some teams also see me playing inside linebacker as well.

Q)What defense did you play at Georgia?

Floyd: We played 3-4. That’s what our base was. Against most teams we played a nickel package.

Q)What was your reaction to hearing teams wanting you to play inside linebacker?

Floyd: I love football. I’ll play anywhere the coach wants me to play.

Q)What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Floyd: A big strength of my game would be my speed. A weakness would probably be me [not] having more than one pass rush move. I can work on it and come up with a new move that I can go to rather than just using speed.

Q)Do you feel your pass coverage skills have improved over last two years?

Floyd: They’ve improved a lot. It came from coach [Jeremy] Pruitt helping me learn the different coverages and learning how to set myself up in the right position to make plays on receivers.
I definitely believe it’s a strength, me being able to cover guys. I feel like teams can use that.

Q)How does playing in the SEC help prepare you for the pros?

Floyd: You’ve got to come every week in the SEC in order to keep winning. You can’t slip up because you can get knocked off.

Q)What will be the toughest part of making transition from college to pros?

Floyd: Learning how to be a pro. I’ve got to get into a team, get around the guys, and learn how to be a pro.

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