College football starts up this week and that means the Jaguars scouts are busy heading to games and trying to find the next round of players to be in the Teal and Black. Chris Steuber of Scout.com is reporting the Jaguars sent scouts to the Southern Miss/South Carolina and Pittsburgh/Utah games last night. In addition, they'll have scouts at Villanova/Temple and Arizona/Toldeo games tonight, and the Kent State/Murray State Saturday. Who are some of the players worth watching? After the jump we'll look.
Edit: Steuber has also reported the Jaguars will be present at the Western Michigan/Michigan St game Saturday.
If you haven't checked out SBN's Draft centric site, Mocking the Draft, I recommend it. It's easily one of the best draft sites on the internet. The players involved that are on Mocking The Draft's initial watch list are as follows.
Chris Culliver | 6'1, 190 pounds | SS | South Carolina Jarriel King | 6'5, 310 pounds | OT | South Carolina
Cliff Matthews | 6'4, 250 pounds | DE | South Carolina
Rodney Paulk | 6'0 226 pounds | MLB | South Carolina
Travian Robertson | 6'4, 298 pounds | DT | South Carolina *
Weslye Saunders | 6'5, 280 pounds | TE | South Carolina
DeAndre Brown | 6'6, 231 pounds | WR | Southern Mississippi *
Anthony Gray | 6'0, 315 pounds | DT | Southern Mississippi
Korey Williams | 6'2, 234 pounds | MLB | Southern Miss *
Brian Lainhart | 6'1, 206 pounds | FS | Kent State
Cobrani Mixon | 6'1, 238 pounds | MLB | Kent State
Jaiquawn Jarrett | 6'2, 202 pounds | FS | Temple
Elijah Joseph | 6'2, 240 pounds | MLB | Temple
Amara Kamara | 6'1, 235 pounds | OLB | Temple
Darius Morris | 6'4, 312 pounds | OT | Temple
Adrian Robinson | 6'2, 250 pounds | DE/OLB | Temple *
Muhammad Wilkerson | 6'5, 305 pounds | DT | Temple *
Ben Ijalana | 6'4, 320 pounds | G | Villanova
Jonathan Baldwin | 6'5, 220 pounds | WR | Pittsburgh *
Dom Decicco | 6'3, 225 pounds | SS | Pittsburgh
Chris Jacobson | 6'3, 290 pounds | G | Pittsburgh *
Lukas Nix | 6'6, 300 pounds | OT | Pittsburgh *
Jason Pinkston | 6'4, 305 pounds | OT | Pittsburgh
Greg Romeus | 6'6, 270 pounds | DE | Pittsburgh
Jabaal Sheard | 6'4, 260 pounds | DE | Pittsburgh
Gregg Williams | 6'3, 230 pounds | OLB | Pittsburgh *
James Alono | 6'4, 290 pounds | DT | Utah *
Brandon Burton | 6'0, 185 pounds | CB | Utah *
Zane Taylor | 6'2, 309 pounds | C | Utah
Colin Baxter | 6'4, 295 pounds | C | Arizona
Derek Earls | 6'3, 235 pounds | MLB | Arizona *
Ricky Elmore | 6'5, 260 pounds | DE | Arizona
Nick Foles | 6'5, 240 pounds | QB | Arizona *
Robert Golden | 5'11, 200 pounds | FS | Arizona *
Adam Grant | 6'7, 325 pounds | OT | Arizona
Nic Grigsby | 5'11, 195 pounds | RB | Arizona
Brooks Reed | 6'3, 255 pounds | DE | Arizona
Trevin Wade | 5'11, 182 pounds | CB | Arizona *
A * indicates the prospect is a junior, players in italics are players I believe the Jaguars would be the most interested in, and a player that's slashed out either didn't play or isn't expected to play.
The player to watch, IMO, will be Arizona QB Nick Foles. Foles doesn't get a lot of talk because he's in the same conference as Jake Locker and Andrew Luck, but he's entering 2010 as a legit 2nd/3rd round option at QB. He has consistency issues to work out, and how he deals with them will most likely determine if he skips his senior season or not.
Wildcat C Colin Baxter is one of the top centers in college football and will be an early pick next April. He is certainly a possibility to succeed Brad Meester.
MTD's thoughts on the South Carolina/Southern Miss game