If I were coach, I’d move him to LB. If I needed to play him at LB this year, I’d have him blitz 100% of the time. I wouldn’t have him do anything but attack the ball.I would move Preston Jelen to linebacker, he plays like a linebacker and I would rather have him at Will Linebacker than playing three corners all of the time. Now is not the time to do that though, you need to do something like that in the offseason. Kids got chops and a knack of tackling, he is a good athlete.
Still, he looks like one helluva an athlete.From his roster bio:
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Attended Prior Lake High School • was a Mr. Football finalist, earned All-State and All-Metro honors • was named Team Offensive MVP • played in the Minnesota Football Coaches Association All-Star Game • also earned four letters in lacrosse where he was a two-time captain, 2016 state champion and Team Defensive MVP.
So maybe I'm wrong then, about him playing LB for PL. That school is so huge now (like Lakeville was before it split), I would be surprised if they didn't exclusively platoon.
I want to give kudos tho Preston Jelen for his outstanding special teams play. He reminds me how Blake Cashman first flashed on ST always around the ball/making the tackle.