Pick 121 - FS Chris Prosinski

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Chris Prosinski, #24 -- per http://www.laramieboomerang.com/

The Jags used the 24th pick of the 4th round to select Wyoming Free Safety, Chris Prosinski.

Who? Chris Prosinski that’s who! Prosinski is a prototypical FS with great athleticism and years of production. After a quick Google search on the FS I found these measurables.

Per CBS Sports…

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1116187

Though Prosinski stayed in his home state of Wyoming, he could have gone to schools like Boise State, Georgia Tech, Harvard and Princeton. Getting recruited by good football programs and Ivy League schools is a clue about his strong combination of athleticism and intelligence — something his play for the Cowboys also made evident.

He received one of five prestigious National Football Foundation National High School Scholar-Athlete awards before his redshirt season, and his first year on the field saw him rack up 37 tackles in reserve duty. He then earned honorable-mention Mountain West honors in 2008 (88 tackles, three interceptions, nine pass breakups), second-team all-conference accolades in 2009 (140 tackles, 3.5 TFL, six PBUs, two forced fumbles) and 2010 (108 tackles, two INTs, five PBUs, two FF).

Prosinski’s excellent pro day workout (4.39 40, 39.5-inch vertical, 4.28 short shuttle, 6.85 three-cone), in addition to his durability, intelligence and production, will help regional scouts to sell their superiors on the tough safety’s merits as a late-round addition to the roster.

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Prosinski has the size, speed and athletic ability to grow into the FS position. He also has the intelligence needed for a center fielder. If we are to believe Mel Tucker, the Jags will be looking to play a more aggressive style of defense that’ll bring more pressure and with that comes the need for a FS who won’t get beaten over the top and who can make all of the correct coverage decisions.

Prosinski and the previous pick, Shorts, are examples of the exemplary small school investigative work done by the GM Gene scouting crew. Hopefully Prosinski works out as well as his background suggests he could.

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