Jaquan Henderson, OLB/EDGE
The Georgia Tech sophomore linebacker was, in my opinion, the best performer in the spring game. He ended with a sack and four tackles for loss at the outside linebacker position. While that doesn’t necessarily translate to success in the ACC, he has impressed Nate Woody and Paul Johnson in practice.
He does well to come off the edge so I think he will do well with Woody’s new system. Last year, Ted Roof’s system required the players to know a lot of play calls, which took away from their talent and speed.
"“Jaquan’s a really good athlete. Last year, he was just overwhelmed trying to figure out all the different schemes and all the stuff. One of the neat things about what we’re doing now is it’s really simple, and you can get your guys who can really run out there, and the athletes, and they can just play.” – Paul Johnson after the spring game"
Henderson relies on his speed coming off the edge so only having to memorize a few plays will allow him to focus more on his play and become a dominant force on the edge.