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NFL Draft > 2011 Prospects > SS > Jay Valai

Jay Valai Scouting Report

Position: SS
Conference: Big10
School: Wisconsin Badgers
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #2
Height & Weight: 5'9 - 205 lbs.

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Jay Valai, SS, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin strong safety Jay Valai is an undersized prospect who plays with a lot of confidence but will need to test very well at the combine in order to be drafted.

At only 5'9, Valai is one of those guys who puts together a good college career but his skills simply do not transfer to the NFL. He struggles in coverage and although he is a tough player and a good tackler, he doesn't bring enough athleticism to merit much consideration.

Wisconsin's defense has improved this season, but Valai has had numerous injuries in his career. He's had two concussions, a hyperextended knee, injured ribs and even a case of the swine flu. Valai needs to improve his tackling technique as he gets concussions from hitting players with his helmet.

Most NFL team don't mind a slightly undersized strong safety, but Valai measured at 5'8 a couple years ago. He has also been clocked at 4.67 in the 40-yard dash, which is far too slow for his position.

Valai projects as an undrafted free agent in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Dec-29-2010 by Matt De Lima

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