JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 05: Defesnive tackle #78 Drew Nowak during Jacksonville Jaguars Minicamp at EverBank Field on May 5, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
With injuries to both offensive guards Will Rackley and Jason Spitz, the Jacksonville Jaguars have found themselves a bit light at the offensive guard position. "A little thin at guard," Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said after practice on Sunday afternoon.
While the team is unsure if they plan to sign a free agent to help fill the void, they have asked undrafted rookie defensive tackle Drew Nowak to move from the defensive line to the offensive line.
"We did move Drew Nowak over to guard this morning from the defensive line. He’s not going to step right in and go in a spot but we’re going to work him now. While we have pads on we want Drew to get a chance to work with the O-line", Mularkey said on Sunday. "He’s got something to him. I love the way he’s come to this camp. He’s way down the list behind a lot of good players inside our defensive tackles and we want our guy to have a chance to make our team so we’re going to move him over."
As Mularkey mentioned, Nowak was going to have a really tough time making the Jaguars final 53 at defensive tackle, so a move to the offensive line could be a nice chance to make the roster, and at worst the practice squad as a project player.