Jamel Dean
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Dean in 2021
No. 35 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-10-15) October 15, 1996 (age 26)
Cocoa, Florida
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Cocoa (FL)
College:Auburn (2015–2018)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 94
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2022
Total tackles:172
Pass deflections:38
Interceptions:7
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jamel Dean (born October 15, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn.

College career

After spending a semester at Ohio State while medically disqualified, Dean announced that he would transfer to Auburn in May 2015.[1] Following his sophomore year at Auburn where he had 43 tackles and eight pass breakups, Dean was named to Bruce Feldman's college football freaks list.[2] On December 29, 2018, Dean announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[3]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
31+34 in
(0.81 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.30 s 4.19 s 7.02 s 41 in
(1.04 m)
10 ft 10 in
(3.30 m)
16 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dean was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round with the 94th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.[5]

2019 season

Dean made his regular season debut in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks during a 40–34 loss in which he recorded six tackles and four pass deflections but gave up 3 touchdowns. In Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals, Dean recorded 4 pass deflections and his first career interception off fellow rookie Kyler Murray in the 30–27 win.[6] In Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons, Dean recorded five pass deflections in a 35–22 win.[7] In Week 16, during a 23–20 loss to the Houston Texans, Dean had one tackle, one pass deflection, and an interception off Deshaun Watson.[8]

Dean finished his rookie season with 21 tackles, 17 pass deflections, two interceptions, and one forced fumble.[9]

2020

In Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers, Dean intercepted a pass thrown by Aaron Rodgers and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown during the 38–10 win. This was Dean's first interception of the season and his first career pick six.[10] Dean also became only the third player ever to record a pick-six off Rodgers, joining former Buccaneers safety Tanard Jackson and Bengals cornerback William Jackson III as the only players to accomplish the rare feat.[11] Overall, Dean finished the 2020 season with 62 total tackles, one interception, and seven passes defended in 14 games.[12]

Dean played in all four games in the Buccaneers' playoff run that resulted in the team winning Super Bowl LV.[13][14]

NFL career statistics

Year Team GP GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Comb Solo Ast Sack Sfty PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR Yds TD
2019 TB 13 5 21 16 5 0.0 0 17 2 31 15.5 31 0 1 0 0 0
2020 TB 14 7 62 51 11 0.0 0 7 1 32 32.0 32 1 0 0 0 0
Total 27 12 83 67 16 0.0 0 24 3 63 21.0 32 1 1 0 0 0

Buccaneers franchise records

Rookie records

References

  1. ^ Sinor, Wesley (May 9, 2015). "Ohio State cornerback Jamel Dean says he's transferring to Auburn". AL.COM. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Hill, Jordan (July 13, 2018). "This Auburn Tiger made Bruce Feldman's list of 'freak' college football players". Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Vitale, Josh (December 29, 2018). "Auburn cornerback Jamel Dean declares for 2019 NFL Draft". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Jamel Dean Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Vitali, Carmen (April 26, 2019). "Buccaneers Select Jamel Dean in Third Round of the 2019 NFL Draft". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  6. ^ "Winston throws for 358 yards, Bucs beat Cardinals 30–27". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 10, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  7. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons – November 24th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  8. ^ "Houston Texans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – December 21st, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  9. ^ "Jamel Dean 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  10. ^ "Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – October 18th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "Rare Pick-Six by Rodgers Put Packers in Hole". SI.com. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  12. ^ "Jamel Dean 2020 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  13. ^ Patra, Kevin (February 7, 2017). "What we learned from Buccaneers win over Chiefs in Super Bowl LV". NFL.com. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  14. ^ "Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – February 7th, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  15. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Defensive seasons". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 21, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)