Nov 15, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers safety Peniel Jean (top) sacks Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Nebraska 59-24. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports
Taylor Johnson: He wasn’t flashy and didn’t stand out this past season, but Peniel Jean helped a young Wisconsin secondary improve. Jean finished his senior season with 59 total tackles, one sack and two picks. His pass defense needs plenty of work but he did well stopping the run. He won’t get drafted but he might get a training camp invite somewhere. Numerous teams are looking for safety help, so there’s an opportunity that Jean could get a chance to land on a roster for someone.
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Jon Rzepecki: Jean’s main contribution this season was the Iowa game. His ability to come upfield and make the open tackle will not go unnoticed, but it also won’t make him draftable this year. Aside from a few teams who use stress the mobile in mobile quarterbacks, coaches and GMs want to see their DBs run back and cover deep. Jean works best against guys like Bridgewater, Kaepernick and Wilson, so the St. Louis Rams or Chicago Bears are my best bet to pick him up in free agency.
Undrafted, St. Louis Rams or Chicago Bears
Jim Oxley: I don’t see Jean getting drafted next week, but he’s got enough talent to be given a chance in free agency. Jean is at his best when he’s up near the line of scrimmage, so look for a team in need of run support from the safety position to give him a chance. Philadelphia and Washington could both give him a shot.
Undrafted, Philadelphia Eagles or Washington Redskins