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#FilmRoom1063: Taking a look at Suncoast DB Jamari Bozeman

May 27, 2014 -- 1:57pm
ESPN West Palm's "coach", Chris Kokell, gives a comprehesive film breakdown of high school football prospects across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
Position: Defensive Back/Wide Receiver
School: Suncoast (Class of 2015)
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
Top 5 Offers: FAU, Tulane, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, Bowling Green
Note: Has been offered twice by FAU by two different coaching staffs.
Where He Excels:
Great in space, reads the quarterback and comes over the top to break up passes from sideline to sideline. Bozeman should be able to lock down half the field at the next level as long as he keeps improving. Bozeman almost attacks the ball at its highest point. He does a good job of playing the deep ball and not letting guys behind him. If he can get his plus hands on offense to translate to the defensive side of the ball, Bozeman should end up with a bunch of picks this year. Jamari has good top-end speed for a safety but more importantly has a quick change of gears to close in on a defender. Has good length and is not afraid to come up and hit people.
What To Work On:
Bozeman comes in very high when he tackles and hits which will not work at the next level. Even though he showed flashes of it in Suncoast’s spring game verses Glades Day, Bozeman needs to get much more physical. When tackling, he can’t just throw his body high, he needs to hit low and wrap up at times. At this point in his career, I'm not sure if he can roll down and play close to the line of scrimmage. This limits creativity for the defensive staff at Suncoast.
Kokell's Film Analysis:
Jamari Bozeman’s film didn’t jump off the screen at me the first time I watched it so I moved on to the next player. Then I kept hearing things like “you have to see Bozeman”, “check out that kid at Suncoast” and “Bozeman is dynamic”. This forced me to look a little closer. After further inspection, I was missing out on a long DB, with good speed, good leaping ability and a high football IQ. That’s what every coach needs on the back end of their defense. I think Bozeman will be even better as a college prospect than he is as a high school recruit. The weight and strength they will add to his game and frame will make him a real menace to opposing offenses. A bigger Bozeman with technique work in his tackling will be able to play both the pass and the run. I envision colleges wanting to follow the Seahawks mold and move Bozeman from safety to oversized corner.

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