Is it ever too early to talk the draft? College football begins in full swing next week and to celebrate, here is a run down of possible future Jaguars.Considering BCC's current track record, that means none of these players will end up in Teal so take this with a grain of salt. However, here are the players I'll be keeping an eye on in 2009.
1. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
A big and powerful defensive tackle that is one of the few Cornhuskers worthy of being called a Blackshirt in some time. Suh may well be the best defensive linemen in the country and a sure target of the Jaguars if they fall into the early part of round one again.
2. Jevan Snead, QB, Ole Miss
Snead would be the other likely option for the Jaguars if they are picking in the Top 15 because I guarantee you if they're picking that high we will have a new head coach on Draft Weekend 2010. Sam Bradford will likely be the first QB gone while Snead is light years ahead of Tebow in mechanics and has better physical abilities than Colt McCoy.
3.Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida
If the Jaguars are in the bottom half of the first round, Spikes becomes an interesting target. He's an excellent 4-3 linebacker who would provide depth and competition no matter his position. This may be something of a pick of riches, but he'll most likely be the BAP.
4. Dan LaFevour, QB, Central Michigan
Even if the Jaguars have a successful season, Garrard is on the wrong end of 30 and the preseason has shown the back up QB spot is shaky. LaFevour is next in the line of MAC QB's that have included Ben Roethlisberger, Chad Pennington, and Byron Leftiwch. Depending on how LaFevour's season goes, he could be anywhere from a 1st to 3rd round candidate.
5. Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas
Shipley isn't a guy who jumps out at you from a physical stand point. He doesn't have the fastest 40 and he won't leap over tall buildings. However, he is a work horse and could be a solid possesion receiver in the NFL.
6. Myron Rolle, S, Florida State
Rolle will have been out of football for over a year, however, it would be for an excellent reason as he was studying at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. Rolle was talented enough to be a unanimous first round selection in 2009 mock drafts, and he would be worth a flyer pick if he slipped into the 3rd round or beyond due to his absence from football.
7. Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke
Oghobaase is a monstrous DT who can play both as a 4-3 DT or a 3-4 DE. He would fit perfectly in the Jags scheme if Mel Tucker is kept for another season.
8. Matt Tennant, C, Boston College
Brad Meester isn't getting any younger and the interior of the offensive line could use some of the youth movement that tackle position experienced this year. Tennant is a mid round prospect who plays with a mean streak and has a good motor. He is a perfect jar on the shelf type who could be ready to start after a year or two.
9. Ed Dickson, TE, Oregon
Dickson is an excellent pass catching tight end. His run blocking, not so much. Dickson is only about 240 lbs, so he'll have to get bigger if he wants to be a starting TE at the NFL level. However, he can use his pass catching skills to offset that for a season or two as he gets bigger and improves on his run blocking.
10. John Jerry, Guard, Ole Miss
Jerry is a late round prospect at Guard who is a heavy risk reward player. He has a great football IQ and has a mean streak you want in a linemen. However, he needs to lose weight, period. At 355, he is simply too heavy to play guard in the NFL. In addition, he'll need to overhaul his technique in order to successfully be a starter. Jerry is an excellent jar on the shelf player.
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