With week three of the college football season in the books, time to revise who I'm looking at for the Jaguars to get next April, including a new #1.
1. Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
No player has impressed me more over the course of the first few weeks of the season as Eric Berry has. He's a smart, tough safety that can defend the pass and the run. Berry has been running Monte Kiffin's defense as if he was John Lynch and that's not hyperbole talking.
2. 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 has been having another stand out year for the Huskers this year, being almost Albert Haynesworth like in his ability to cause havoc from the DT spot.
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. Shipley is having another great season with the Longhorns as they look to make it to the BCS National Title game.
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. Tony Pike, QB, CInncinati
Pike has a NFL arm and stands firm in the pocket. The big question mark right now is how can he do against better comeptition. Pike ranks third in I-A with an absurd 77% completion percentage.
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.