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Raiders, 49ers visited with CMU S Jahleel Addae

4/21/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

While tackle Eric Fisher remained the main attraction at the Central Michigan Pro Day, another CMU alum, strong safety Jahleel Addae also impressed scouts, earning himself a second look by a few teams.
 
According to recent reports, the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers visited with Jahleel Addae. Although there’s no suggestive date to when the visit occurred, it’s possible the visit took place last week with the last days for teams to host players coming to conclusion.
 
Jahleel Addae was a three-year starter at CMU, who switched from running back to defensive end after his freshman year. He went onto be a multiple-time All-Mac selection and won great praise for his performance at the East-West Shrine Game. Jahleel Addae finished with four passes and had 89 tackles in his senior year at CMU.
 
However, Jahleel Addae was not invited to the 2013 NFL Combine and so took his CMU Pro Day as the only opportunity to impress scouts. While Jahleel Addae didn’t post any completely dazzling numbers – running a 4.65 on his 40-yard dash including a 4.33 on 20-yard shuttle, while registering a 38 ½ inch vertical leap with a 10-4 broad jump, and a 6.97 three-cone drill – he displayed other attributes that caught some scouts’ eye.
 
Despite being a diminutive strong safety standing at 5'10, 195 pounds, Jahleel Addae is a hard hitter with incredible closing speed, displaying all the fast reflexes expected from a of a former running back. The versatile defensive back appears effective in coverage and has surprisingly good ball skills. Jahleel Addae’s performance in the East-West Shrine Game was epitome of his intelligent diagnosis of formations, ensuring his teammates were lined in proper position and directing the flow of the defense pre-snap.  It was evident Jahleel Addae was the held in high esteem by his teammates and was the leader of the defensive unit.
 
While Jahleel Addae isn’t expected to make it into the first round, he could be a late-round pick or at least a priority as an undrafted free agent.
 
The San Francisco 49ers require depth at safety and while free safety appears more of a position of priority, strong safety should be on the long-term agenda for the team. Jahleel Addae could immediately serve as a special teams contributor while eventually finding his place in the safety rotation.
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