Jerron Searles NFL Draft Prospect

Jerron Searles (#73) played on the offensive line for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Searles grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Searles attended Atlantic City High School. Searles played as a defensive end during his high school years. Due to his success in high school, Searles was ranked No. 52 in the state of New Jersey. Searles played two years of varsity football and was named Second Team All-Cape Atlantic League as a senior. Searles started his collegiate career playing at Delaware State University.Searles 2
Searles had a very success college career playing at IUP in 2017. Searles reflected on his collegiate experience by saying, “the coaches took care of us from the beginning to the end of the season and the defense just came out everyday and got each other better.” Searles started playing football at Delaware State University but sat out his first season in 2012. Searles was a member of the offensive line at Delaware State University and helped lead the team to 440 total yards in his first collegiate state against Delaware. Searles played major roles in the teams offense through 2015 as he helped solidify the line numerous times as the offense broke 100 yards both passing and running.
Searles mentioned that his toughest matchup came against Marcus Martin from Slippery Rock. Martin is the all time sack leader at the D2 level. Martin was projected to beat the sack record against IUP. Searles talked about his preparation by saying, “that week I got coached up real hard and just tried to focus on the details of my sets and my pass protection as a whole and just got ready to play ball.” Searles held his ground and only allowed Martin 3 total tackles in the game. Searles 3
Searles is currently preparing to participate in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Pro day. Searles talked about his focus for pro day saying, “I try to make little gains each day and just compete with everybody.” Searles knows it will be hard to hit the numbers he wants but he is willing to put in the work and time to make it happen. Searles has the body and athletic ability to be an ideal lineman in the NFL. Searles has the hands to hold the block and the feet to follow with it to avoid being beat. Searles is also strong on the run game as he has the ability to open holes for the running game and allow protection for his quarterback during the passing game.

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