So besides the height, George can bulk up and prove to be a powerful inside linebacker. George proved himself to be the leader of the Cyclones defense in 2013 after leading the team in tackles, tackles for a loss, interceptions, and sacks. That is a feat almost no defender can obtain.
In 2013, George had 83 solo tackles, 133 total tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 3 forced fumbles. George was a huge impact on the Cyclones defense in 2013 and 2012, but what exactly does he bring to the table? He isn't fast, running a 4.91 40 yard dash at the combine didn't help his cause. He is durable, only having a minor hamstring injury in college. He was a team captain, he's known for his energetic and outgoing personality, he has excellent work ethic, and he's a vocal leader. This is something GM John Idzik is trying to enforce in the New York Jets organization from the top to the bottom, leaders who have excellent work ethics.
I think George will need some time before he gets his first chance, but a guy like this won't quit or give up until he get what he gets the chance to prove himself. (Reminds me of Tajh Boyd, the Jets 4th 6th round draft pick). My expectations are low for George given we have a lot of depth at the ILB position, but I expect him to make a small difference in 2015 if David Harris doesn't return. Watch George's highlight video vs Iowa, below, you can see great plays, and things he needs to work on.