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Bob Jonjo Scouting Report | Glenville State OLB | 2023 NFL Draft

Bob Jonjo Scouting Report | Glenville State OLB | 2023 NFL Draft
Bob Jonjo Scouting Report | Glenville State OLB | 2023 NFL Draft

Player Bio

Bob Jonjo is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound Outside Linebacker prospect from Glenville State – a Division II program in Glenville, West Virginia.

Originally from Germantown, MD, Jonjo prepped at Sherwood High School, where he was a two-sport standout in football and wrestling.

Jonjo received his first Division I scholarship offer from Temple University during the offseason before his senior season.

As a senior in 2015, Jonjo led Sherwood to an 11-1 record and its first Montgomery County 4A East Region Championship in four years. He also earned First Team All-County, First Team 4A Defense, and All-State Honorable Mention honors for his performance on the season.

Despite garnering interest from Division I programs, Jonjo decided to continue his academic and athletic career at Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA.

In 2016, Jonjo redshirted his first season at Lackawanna to maintain an extra year of eligibility.

As a redshirt freshman, Jonjo appeared in three games and collected five tackles during the 2017 season.

The following season, Jonjo experienced a slight increase in playing time, seeing action in four games while recording six tackles and one pass breakup.

After Jonjo’s final year of JUCO eligibility concluded in 2018, he received his first Division I offer from Morgan State in early December. Two weeks later, Jonjo signed his letter of intent to continue his football career at Morgan State.

In Jonjo’s first season at Morgan State, he appeared in 10 of 12 games for the Bears on defense and special teams. As the backup to two All-MEAC Linebackers – Rico Kennedy and Ian McBorough – Jonjo totaled 15 tackles and one pass breakup in a reserve role.

In 2020 – Jonjo’s senior season and final year of eligibility – Morgan State canceled its season due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The NCAA provided Jonjo with an additional year of eligibility because of the season cancellation, allowing him to continue his football career for one more year.

Jonjo did not play football for Morgan State in 2021. Instead, he prioritized his education and earned his degree from Morgan State with an extra year of eligibility at his disposal.

After graduating from Morgan State in December 2021, Jonjo entered the transfer portal in search of a new home to play his final year of college football.

A month after entering the transfer portal, five Division II Schools – Clarion University, Glenville State, Wheeling University, University of New Haven, and Concord University – all extended offers to Jonjo. On May 17th, 2022, Jonjo signed with Glenville State to play under Head Coach Mike Keller.

In his first and only season at Glenville State, Jonjo had the best statistical season of his college career, accumulating 55 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, one pass breakup, and four quarterback hurries. Jonjo finished first on the team in quarterback hurries, second in total sacks, second in tackles for loss, and fourth in total tackles. He earned Second Team All-Mountain East honors and received several invitations to participate in various postseason all-star games, including The Dream Bowl, FCS National Bowl, and the Podyum All-Star Bowl.

Overall, Jonjo recorded 86 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, three pass breakups, and one forced fumble during his six-year college football career.

Scouting Report

At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, Bob Jonjo possesses the mentality of an inside linebacker, the pass-rushing skillset of an outside linebacker, and the build & athleticism of a strong safety.

Jonjo boasts a high motor and strong reactionary athleticism from the linebacker spot. He has quality instincts and read-and-react ability while operating with notable intensity and physicality at all times. Jonjo’s proficient speed allows him to roam the middle of the field and cover the second level of the defense from sideline to sideline. With solid toughness and form-tackling technique, Jonjo is a reliable, sure-handed tackler who shines in one-on-one situations against quicker ball carriers. 

Jonjo’s blend of athleticism, physicality, and tackling production allows him to line up at outside linebacker and affect the game as a stand-up EDGE rusher. Despite not being asked to blitz from the edge much during his time at Lackawanna College and Morgan State, Jonjo proved to have a natural pass-rushing ability as Glenville State’s starting weakside defensive end.

Jonjo possesses an explosive first step, strong use of hands, and a dependable set of pass-rush moves. With long arms, effective swim and swipe moves, and great burst-to-close, Jonjo uses his length and athleticism to make an impact in the backfield. However, Jonjo struggles to run the arc and beat quicker offensive tackles to the spot due, which puts a ceiling on his upside as an every-down pass rusher at 225 pounds. He will likely be relegated to the WILL linebacker spot at the next level but has the potential to come off the edge in heavy blitz packages.

Jonjo’s most underappreciated quality is his man coverage ability. His fluid hips, smooth lateral mobility, and sharp instincts allow Jonjo to stay step-for-step with his man without giving up much cushion. With great length and decent ball skills, Jonjo plays through the hands consistently and rarely gets beat at the catch point.

There are not many small-school OLB/DE/SAF hybrids with the skillset and intangibles that Jonjo has in his arsenal. There is no doubt that there are some concerns in Jonjo’s game; Lack of overwhelming strength at the point of attack, under-developed frame, playing experience, and level of competition, to name a few. But from a size & speed standpoint, Jonjo has some upside and versatility to compete at the professional level.

Although Jonjo might not hear his name called during the 2023 NFL Draft, he has the talent to receive an invite to rookie mini-camp in May. If Jonjo makes a strong impression in rookie mini-camp, he might have a chance to compete for a practice squad spot in training camp.

Draft Projection

Undrafted Free Agent

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