Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #5 OG, #98/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 4 2009 Senior Bowl Invite (Minus 18 pounds at weigh-in from listed weight/350) 2008: Earned second team All-SEC honors from the SEC Coaches Helped the Rebels rank second in the SEC in rushing (186.5 ypg) and fourth in sacks allowed (1.54 pg) Started all 13 games at right tackle. Moving from guard in the spring Cotton Bowl vs. Texas Tech (1/2): Helped the Rebel offense score its most points ever in a bowl and tie for most touchdowns Ole Miss also posted its second-most total yards in a bowl game with 515, including 223 on the ground Preseason: Named Preseason All-SEC second team by the SEC Coaches Named to the Outland Trophy Watch List Missed most of spring drills with injury. 2007: Played in all 12 games and started nine at right guard. 2006: Received Freshman All-America first team honors from Scout.com, while being named second team by Rivals.com and third team by The Sporting News Earned Freshman All-SEC accolades from the league coaches and The Sporting News Started all 12 contests at right guard Led the team with 26 pancake blocks Blocked LSUs PAT after the Tigers tied the game at 20-20 late in the fourth quarter, Ole Miss later won the game 23-20; named Rebel QB Club Defensive Player of the Week. Personal: Brother Peria was a 2009 first round pick by the Atlanta Falcons Cousins Eddie Strong and Toward Sanford both played at Ole Miss Another cousin, Jamarca Sanford, was a 2009 draft prospect Strong and cousin Dwayne Rudd both played in the NFL.
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Offensive lineman John Jerry: Miami's only offensive pick, could step in at left guard and along with left tackle Jake Long form the most powerful run-blocking tandem in the league for the next decade. He has Wildcat experience and is a mauler.
A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 3/73 -- John Jerry, LG, 6-5, 332, Mississippi, Blocked for three 1,000-yard rushers and has experience with the Wildcat so should step right in for oft-injured predecessor Justin Smiley. - by The Sports Xchange
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10/19/12 - OG John Jerry has given up two sacks in the past two games.
09/27/12 - OG John Jerry, who was openly criticized by the Dolphins coaches because of his weight (370) entering training camp, is down to 345 pounds and is playing much better as the team's starting right guard.
09/13/12 - OG John Jerry (right ankle) practiced without limitations and is expected to play on Sunday.
09/10/12 - OG John Jerry started at right guard despite nursing a right ankle sprain.
09/09/12 - OG John Jerry started at right guard despite nursing a right ankle sprain.