MOBILE Ala. — With day two in the books, we shifted focus to the north squad at the 2020 Reece’s senior bowl. Several players both known and unknown have an opportunity to showcase their talents to NFL scouts, coaches, and the media. The Jaguars will be invested heavily in scouting offensive linemen and defensive linemen.
Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell was seen spectating the north team’s offensive linemen rather closely on Wednesday. Players such as Houston’s Josh Jones, Kansas’ Hakeem Adeniji, and North Carolina’s Charlie Heck stood out among the group. All three players are listed at either 6-foot-five-inches or taller.
On the other side of the football, the defensive linemen for the north team, while not as dominant as their south team counterparts, showcased why they were chosen to participate in the Senior Bowl this week.
Oklahoma DL Neville Gallimore
Gallimore, 6-2, 304 pounds, was a standout at Wednesday’s practice along the interior fo the defensive line. The quick-twitched former Sooner showcased his pass rushing arsenal and showed scouts why he likens himself to players such as Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, and Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan.
Gallimore, who told Big Cat Country on Wednesday that he has met with the Jaguars, a visit that “went well”, is slated to be a potential draft-board riser come April. One of the most athletic defensive linemen on the practice field, it is easy to see why he may end up breaking Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams’ 40-yard dash combine record.
Ladies & gentlemen, Oklahoma’s Neville Gallimore pic.twitter.com/BYdKtUx9gg— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) January 23, 2020
North Carolina State DL Larrell Murchison
Probably the most impressive defensive linemen on the field on Wednesday during the north team practice, Murchison showcased a fantastic ability to rush the passer in one-on-one drills. With a soul-crushing spin move counter, his favorite counter he told Big Cat Country on Wednesday, the 6-2, 300 pound defensive tackle put on a show in Mobile.
Even without needing to use his spin move counter, Murchison showcased his quick hands and power. Murchison has met with the Jaguars, and perhaps the team can get their Sheldon Day clone in this year’s draft.
#92 DT Larrell Murchison from North Carolina State has been fun to watch today. Looks like a Sheldon day clone just from today’s practice: pic.twitter.com/HKiDxXWofK— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) January 22, 2020
Houston OT Josh Jones
A mountain of a man, Jones was one of the most physically imposing offensive linemen on the field on Wednesday. Showing incredible finesse and quick feet for a man standing at 6-7, 310 pounds, it was easy to see why NFL scouts bombarded him shortly after practice ended.
If the Jaguars are looking to upgrade their offensive line, Jones could be a prospect to keep an eye on. While he isn’t slated to go very high in the draft yet, an impressive showing throughout the week could skyrocket his opportunity.
Dayton TE Adam Trautman
It was easy to see on Wednesday why Trautman, 6-6, 253 pounds, was so productive at tight end for Dayton in 2019. Hauling in 70 receptions for 916 yards and 14 touchdowns last year, Trautman showcased on Wednesday why he deserves more recognition. Physically gifted, the tight end never seemed to be phased by the talent surrounding him from big-name colleges.
The former Flyer seemed to have quick feet and smooth route running prowess that may get scouts talking as the week continues to progress. The Jaguars have a major need at the tight end position if only for depth purposes in 2020.
Dayton TE Adam Trautman going through a little footwork drill. Has impressed folks here at the Senior Bowl pic.twitter.com/m8t2lfneSJ— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) January 22, 2020
Kansas OL Hakeem Adeniji
While Jones stole the show in the offensive line group, the 6-5, 300 pound Adeniji was impressive as well, making his presence felt in one-on-one drills. If the Jaguars were to look for a guard/tackle in this upcoming draft, Adeniji did not disappoint in his job interview of a lifetime.
According to Pro Football Focus Adeniji surrendered only three sacks last season as a senior, and 15 total over the course of his career.