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Daily Slop - 18 May 24: Mark Bullock breaks down film of rookie DE Javontae Jean-Baptiste

Breaking down what the Commanders are getting from their seventh round defensive end

On this play, Jean-Baptiste aligns outside the left tackle with the offense running to his side. On an outside zone play. Initially, Jean-Baptiste gets shoved outside by the left tackle when ideally you’d like him to be squeezing the edge to force the runner to cut back inside early. But after getting knocked outside, we can see the advantage of having that length. Jean-Baptiste recovers well by extending out his arm and using his length to hold off the tackle, stand him up and get his eyes into the backfield to locate the running back.