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Gus Bradley didn't want to tip off Josh Evans interest

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The Jacksonville Jaguars picked up Florida Gators safety Josh Evans in the sixth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft and the selection has been lauded by many as a potential steal of a pick. The Jaguars were stealthy in their interest in the safety, despite the fact that Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley has a good relationship with former Gators defensive coordinator and current Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

"I purposely did not talk to Dan Quinn too much. I guess I didn’t want to give him any hints. I did talk to Will (Muschamp) though. I talked to Will, I called Will and spent some time with Will about Josh (Evans) and he was great," Bradley told reporters on Saturday after the draft concluded. "The conversations Will and I had about him, what we’re looking for, what we’re trying to do. I knew what we saw on tape and the type of player, but to hear it from Will and just to give him an idea of what we’re trying to build here and what we’re looking for he conveyed his message."

The Gators ran a similar type scheme with Evans, when he really emerged as a player, as Quinn coached under Bradley when Bradley was the defensive coordinator for the Seahawks from 2009 to 2010 before heading to the college ranks.

The Seahawks and Jaguars now look to be running a very similar defensive scheme, so it's natural they're going to be interested in the same types of players going forward.

Bradley didn't want to tip his interest in Evans however, despite the fact that the Seahawks have a nice pair of safeties already.

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