Jylan Ware
Team: Alabama State HornetsHeight: 6-8 Born: 10/16/1993
Position: OLWeight: 275 Hometown: Valley, Alabama
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr

Scouting Report


A no-star recruit out of high school, Ware received moderate interest from nearby FBS programs like South Alabama and UAB, but his best fit was at nearby FCS-level Alabama State. After redshirting in 2012 and seeing limited action in 2013, he earned the starting right tackle job as a sophomore, starting 10 games in 2014. With Matthew Bates graduating, Ware moved to the left side and started 10 games at left tackle in 2015. He returned to left tackle as a senior and started 10 games, but was overlooked for All-SWAC honors.

A three-year starter at Alabama State, Ware lined up primarily in a two-point stance at left tackle in the Hornets read option spread scheme. He shined vs. below average competition on film, dominating rushers who wont sniff the NFL, which makes it tough to properly evaluate his tape. Ware played in a run heavy offense and flashed the raw power to redirect defenders with his long arms and grip strength, but was even better in pass protection, showing the lateral movement skills to mirror and cut off speed. He needs to develop more of a nasty disposition and improve his urgency to survive against grown pass rushers at the next level. Overall, Ware isnt ready for NFL snaps, but displays several of the foundation traits required for the next level with his frame, length and athletic flexibility, projecting as a late round or priority free agent development project.


STRENGTHS: Showcases a NFL frame with his height, length and growth potential. Wide base and large wingspan, requiring an $12 Uber ride for rushers to get around him. Fluid shuffle to shut down the corner, extending his arms to keep rushers from his frame. Bends at his knees to sink and sit in his stance. Raw upper body power to latch-and-drive defenders from the hole. Efficient on combos to detach and find the extra defender at the second level, springing the ballcarrier. Engages contact well, holding his ground with his shock absorbers. Finished his career with 30 starts, including experience at left and right tackle.

WEAKNESSES: High hips and needs time to fill out and reshape his body. Late to uncoil his length at times and needs to improve his punch timing. Balance issues in his mirror due to tight footwork and forced weight transfer. Inconsistent snap anticipation. Awareness and technical skill remains in the developmental phase. Not as comfortable blocking at the second level. Needs to block with more fire in his belly to improve his finishing toughness. Too much spectating and needs to improve his urgency from snap to whistle. Older and will be a 24-year old NFL rookie. Didnt consistently face NFL-worthy pass rushers in the SWAC.

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2014 AlSt  11 -
2015 AlSt  10 -
Career   23 -