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Director of College Scouting Kyle O’Brien said the Jaguars envision Rashad Greene as a slot receiver, though he could "compete for time on the outside."

Greene ran an underwhelming 4.53 at the Combine and isn't athletic enough to be a home run threat. However, his sure hands and precise route-running make him a dangerous weapon as a slot receiver. Greene brings a winner's mentality from his time at Florida State. He could be asked to return kicks for Jacksonville.
Source: jaguars.com
May 3 - 9:54 AM

The Jaguars see sixth-round pick Michael Bennett as a "pure 4-3 three-technique."

This may explain why Bennett fell all the way to the sixth round. Assistant Director of College Scouting Paul Roell said Bennett is a great fit for the Jaguars' scheme because of his quickness and instincts. Bennett sees himself as an "inside pass rusher." Though Sen'Derrick Marks excelled as a pass rusher last season, Jacksonville's other defensive tackles struggled in that area. Marks is coming off a torn ACL suffered in Week 17.
Source: jaguars.com
May 3 - 8:59 AM

Jaguars DBs coach DeWayne Walker said fourth-round pick James Sample will start out at free safety.

Jaguars personnel director Andy Dengler said the versatile Sample can play "red-line to red-line." Throughout his career at Louisville, Sample was equally adept at manning the box as well as on the outside. Walker said Jacksonville's safeties "are interchangeable." Sergio Brown is slated to start at free safety with Johnathan Cyprien getting the nod at strong safety. Former sixth-round pick Josh Evans will back up at both positions.
Source: Jaguars.com
May 3 - 8:38 AM

Jaguars signed Auburn RB/KR Corey Grant.

Grant (5'9/201) was a four-star high school recruit to Alabama, but transferred to Auburn where he became the lesser part of a committee. He spent 2014 behind SEC leading rusher Cameron Artis-Payne. Grant finished college with 1,040 yards and nine TDs on 135 carries (7.70 YPC), adding 14 receptions. A straight-line burner with special teams value, Grant ran 4.28/4.30 at the Tigers' Pro Day with a 10-foot-7 broad jump. Grant lacks the traits of an NFL starter, but could become a dynamic change-of-pace back and kick returner.
May 2 - 8:20 PM

Jaguars signed Kansas State QB Jake Waters.

Waters (6'1/216) succeeded Collin Klein as the Wildcats' quarterback, starting for two seasons and posting a 64.1 completion rate with a 40:16 TD-to-INT ratio and 15 rushing scores. A smallish scrambler with sub-baseline NFL quarterbacking tools, Waters has been likened to Connor Shaw by CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. Ultimately, he's likely no more than a camp arm.
May 2 - 7:41 PM

Jaguars signed Auburn CB Nick Marshall.

Marshall (6'2/207) played quarterback at Auburn, but practiced at cornerback during Senior Bowl practices and will try to make it as a defensive back in the pros. He has adequate arm length (32 1/8") for the position and ran 4.54 at the Combine, also impressing in the vertical (37 1/2") and broad (10'4") jumps. Marshall obviously needs a lot of technical work, but held his own in Mobile and has ideal dimensions for a big, perimeter press corner.
May 2 - 7:38 PM

Jaguars selected Notre Dame TE Ben Koyack with the No. 229 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Koyack (6'5/255) succeeded Tyler Eifert and Troy Niklas as the go-to tight end at Notre Dame, racking up 44 career catches for 532 yards (12.1 YPR) and five TDs. He ran 4.76/4.82 at the Irish Pro Day, adding a 30-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. Although not a dynamic athlete, Koyack is a competitive blocker with huge hands (10 3/4") and natural short-area receiving skills. Koyack projects as an in-line tight end who could be a functional short-term starter, but is best suited as a backup.
May 2 - 5:32 PM

Jaguars selected Monmouth WR Neal Sterling with the No. 220 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Sterling (6'3/238) was a four-year starter at Monmouth (NJ), where he broke Miles Austin's school record for career receptions and led the Big South Conference in yards per catch (16.9) as a senior. A wideout/tight end hybrid with 33-inch arms, Sterling clocked 4.63 with a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump at his Pro Day. If Sterling has a future in the NFL, it's likely as an H-back a la Marcel Reece. He lacks the speed to win consistently at wide receiver.
May 2 - 5:14 PM

Jaguars selected Ohio State DT Michael Bennett with the No. 180 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Bennett (6'2/293) made 29 starts for the Buckeyes, amassing 31.5 career TFLs, 18 sacks, and seven forced fumbles. A havoc creator inside, Bennett is a high-effort pass rusher with quick extremities whose length helps Bennett compensate for his smallish stature. He has long arms (33 5/8") and big hands (10 1/4") and -- for whatever it's worth -- aced the Wonderlic, scoring a 43. Bennett isn't much of a run defender and battled injuries during the pre-draft phase, but projects as a quality NFL three-technique tackle with starter's upside.
May 2 - 3:41 PM

Jaguars selected Florida State WR Rashad Greene with the No. 139 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Greene joins Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee and potentially Justin Blackmon in a receiver corps the Jags have aggressively addressed the past few seasons. Greene (5'11/182) was a first-team All-ACC pick as both a junior and senior, setting FSU all-time records in receptions (270) and receiving yards (3,830). He scored 32 TDs in college, including two on punt returns as a sophomore. Limited athletically for his skinny build, Greene ran 4.53 at the Combine with a 36 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-2 broad jump. One of the most refined route runners in the 2015 receiver class, Greene projects as a Doug Baldwin-ian slot receiver. He's at his best working the middle of the field. His arrival is trouble for Ace Sanders.
May 2 - 1:49 PM

Jaguars selected Louisville S James Sample with the No. 104 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Sample (6'2/209) transferred from the University of Washington to a California JUCO before landing at UL, where he became the Cardinals' leading tackler as a senior and intercepted four passes. Although overshadowed by Gerod Holliman in the same secondary, Sample is the superior pro prospect as a quick-twitch mover and tough tackler with plus athleticism, running 4.56 at the Combine with a 10-foot-3 broad jump. Sample best projects as a half-field safety who won't necessarily focus on center field or the box. He should be able to perform both tasks adequately.
May 2 - 12:24 PM

The Florida Times-Union believes third-round G/C A.J. Cann could put pressure on LG Zane Beadles.

With promising second-year G Brandon Linder at right guard and the newly-signed Stefen Wisniewski expected to man center, Beadles looks like the weakest link in a suddenly solid interior line. A pro-ready prospect, Cann should push Beadles hard and has a shot to start. Beadles signed a five-year, $30 million deal last spring, but he has no guaranteed money left after this season.
May 2 - 8:21 AM

Jaguars selected South Carolina G/C A.J. Cann with the No. 67 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

One round after selecting RB T.J. Yeldon, the Jaguars add to their offensive line. Cann (6'3/313) was a bully in the trenches for the Gamecocks, racking up 51 starts -- all at left guard -- and earning second-team All-American honors as a senior. He allowed two sacks in 2014, but was not whistled for a single penalty. Cann has big hands (10 1/4") and adequate arm length (32 5/8") for a guard, and is a plus athlete on tape considering his size. Although Cann needs technical work in pass protection, his true calling card is powerful drive-blocking ability. He projects as a potential day-one NFL starter. It is difficult to say where Cann fits along the line in the near future. He was evaluated at both guard and center, but the Jaguars don't have an obvious hole at either.
May 1 - 9:41 PM

Jaguars GM David Caldwell sees T.J. Yeldon as a "three-down back."

Yeldon has the size to be an NFL workhorse (6'1/226) and that's exactly what he'll be in Jacksonville. At 197 pounds, Denard Robinson is more suited for a change-of-pace role. In an offense that will be more built on the running game in 2015, Yeldon is in line for a high volume of rookie-year touches. After sharing backfields with other talented rushers for most of his tenure at Alabama, Yeldon will finally be a feature back. Our own Evan Silva compares him to Houston bell-cow Arian Foster.
May 1 - 8:08 PM

Jaguars selected Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon with the No. 36 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Yeldon (6'1/226) outplayed Eddie Lacy as a true freshman before emerging as Alabama's lead back as a sophomore and junior, finishing his career with 3,322 yards and 37 TDs on 576 carries (5.77 YPC), along with 46 catches. Yeldon ran 4.61 at the Combine, but improved to 4.52/4.53 at the Crimson Tide's Pro Day. A downhill zone runner with smooth, gliding foot movement, Yeldon has some Arian Foster and Le'Veon Bell to his game. He's a "singles and doubles" rather than home-run hitter and one of the top pass-protecting backs in this draft. Yeldon gained five-plus yards on 46 percent of his 2014 carries, the highest rate in this year's class despite facing the toughest schedule. He has all the tools of an NFL every-down back. Yeldon is set up for immediate fantasy success as the Jags' new feature back, pushing Denard Robinson into a change-of-pace role and Toby Gerhart to H-back.
May 1 - 7:25 PM


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