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Jaguars heavily represented at East-West Shrine Bowl

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Draft season has begun, and the Jaguars are taking full advantage of getting an up-close-and-personal view at several prospects

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Inching closer to the 2020 NFL Draft, the Jaguars and all other teams not in the playoffs have begun to place their full attention into scouting in preparation.

This week marks the 95th annual East-West Shrine bowl which showcases talented collegiate football seniors from across the nation in front of NFL scouts, coaches, and fans. The Jaguars are heavily represented at the event this week as the East and West teams have begun practices.

In addition to Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, the team’s general manager Dave Caldwell, and several Jaguars scouts were spotted at today’s practice.

Marrone has several duties this week as the team and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo mutually parted ways just yesterday, and Marrone has begun the search for a new offensive coordinator. In the interim, Marrone and the Jaguars brass will have an up-close-and-personal view of talented players which have potential to be selected during the 2020 NFL Draft.

Multiple NFL hopefuls aim to make a name for themselves as they enter the draft including a few standouts from power-five conference teams such as the Florida Gators and the Alabama Crimson Tide. The full East-West Shrine Bowl roster can be viewed here.

A few players to keep an eye out for include Florida Gators wide receiver Freddie Swaim, Miami linebacker Shaquille Quarterman, Minnesota cornerback Chris Williamson and wide receiver Tyler Johnson, South Florida tight end Mitchell Wilcox, and Buffalo left tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk. Practices for the Shrine Bowl take place this week with the game slated to be broadcast on Saturday, January 18th at 3:00 PM EST on NFL Network.