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Jaguar fits at the Senior Bowl?

Now that Senior Bowl rosters have been released, who on the South squad looks like a fit for the Jaguars going into the week?

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Last year, the Jaguars took advantage of coaching for a week at the Senior Bowl, as they drafted Senior Bowl attendees Brandon Linder, Aaron Colvin, Telvin Smith, and Chris Smith, all of whom had positive rookie seasons.

With the Senior Bowl looming next week, I figured it'd be good to look at the released (but not yet finalized) Senior Bowl Roster for some potential fits for the Jaguars since I fully expect them to attempt to use this opportunity in the same manner they did last year.

(Roster and player profiles per

  • USC LB Hayes Pullard: Instinctive ILB, valuable vs both run and pass. Ideal ILB for Jax's scheme.

  • Auburn WR Sammie Coates: Height/Weight/Speed freak. Incomplete player, but offers a skillset no other WR on roster can. Would have the opportunity to be the specific role player he really is.

  • Miami DB Ladarius Gunter: Project DB, but has the size, length, and athleticism Bradley likes in DB's. If they let Ball walk, drafting a DB is not out of the question.

  • Clemson ILB Stephone Anthony: Heat seeking missile at ILB. This is the type of exposure that players like him (high energy athlete) thrive at. Stock could rise a ton.

  • Auburn RB Cameron Artis-Payne: Explosive and productive SEC RB. Fits the downhill profile the Jags brass seem to prefer.

  • Miami TE Clive Walford: If I had to pick any player n the south squad for Jax to end up with, it might be Walford. Huge TE who has been a proven chain mover, RZ threat. Can block and line up all across formation. Major upgrade at TE needed.

  • Arkansas LB Martrell Spaight: Productive SR year, arguably best athlete among the South squads LB's.

  • Colorado State OT Ty Sambrailo: One of the drafts early risers, could become a 1st round pick by May. If not, could do a lot worse than him as RT at the top of round 2.

  • UCLA DL Owamagbe Odighizuwa: Definitely not a LEO, but could be used in a similar way to Michael Bennett in Seattle. Productive vs the run, size/quickness/strength to disrupt plays from multiple spots, specifically inside.

  • LSU OT La'el Collins: RIP my mentions for this, but if Jax doesn't sign a FA RT, I could see them drafting one very early. I wouldn't do it obviously, but if they do, La'El Collins would be my guy. Would add a new mentality to the OL from day 1.

  • Oklahoma OT Daryl Williams: Plan B for RT in the draft. Very similar traits to Collins, but could be found much later in draft. A starting talent.

  • Oklahoma OTTO Geneo Grissom: Misused as an Edge Rusher at Oklahoma, but shows the traits for OTTO. Does a good job setting edge vs run, athletic enough to blitz/cover the pass.

  • Mississippi State DL Preston Smith: Very similar player to Odighizuwa. If he can add the weight, could be a killer 5T.

  • Louisville OTTO Lorenzo Mauldin: Solid pass rusher who has flashed throughout his entire CFB career. Would offer athleticism and energy to the front 7. Can be used along a multitude of spots.

  • Norfolk State OLB/DE Lynden Trail: Former high ranking Gator recruit, has been used as both a standup LB and hand in the dirt DE. Good blend of size and athleticism. Late round project right now who could rise a ton with a good week of practice.