We are at the stage of the draft when fullbacks and kickers are starting to be selected. This is when you can start guessing at what undrafted players will be available for a free agency invite. There is some really good players still available at this time and I’m going to help the Jags remember who they need to send a plane ticket to before they go elsewhere.
- Conner Shaw – South Carolina/6-0/206 – Intriguing prospect. Could be a “slash-type.”
- Brett Smith – Wyoming/6-1/205 – Raw and needing a LOT of coaching. Nice arm so there will be interest.
- Chase Rettig – Boston College/6-2/214 – Very nice and strong arm. Issues are with touch and mechanics.
- Jeff Mathews – Cornell/6-4/225 – I’ll be shocked if he is not drafted. A perfect project because the talent is there.
- Antonio Andrews – Western Kentucky/5-10/225 – Great build. Runs hard. Soft hands. A former QB who uses that knowledge to be a better RB.
- Jerome Smith – Syracuse/5-11/220 – Great size. Has been consistently good in college. Rob Rang of CBSSports compares him to Redskins Alfred Morris!
- Tim Cornett – UNLV/6-0/209 – Very fast and physical. The leading rusher in school history. Has scored 22 combined TDs over the last two seasons.
- Henry Josey – Missouri/5-8/194 – Nice redemption story. Horrible knee injury in 2012, yet came back last year to be team leading rusher. Smallish but could be a special teams specialist.
- Mike Davis – Texas/6-0/197 – I’ll be shocked if he is not drafted. Lost 2012 season to injury. Had a stellar year on a poor team last year. Could not only make a roster, could compete for a starting position.
- Bennie Fowler – Michigan State/6-1/217 – He ran a 4.49 at the combine. He improved it to a 4.35 at his pro day. Suspect hands. I’d still take a chance.
- Albert Wilson – Georgia State/5-9/202 – Smallish but ran a 4.38 at the combine. I like fast guys.
- Trey Burton – Florida/6-2/224 – This guy is interesting. Too slow to be a great WR. Too short to be an NFL TE. Not enough mechanics to be a QB. But he has shown talent in every area. Wasn’t properly coached nor used for a pathetic Florida offense last year, I think you can do something with him.
- Jake Murphy – Utah/6-4/249 – Great TE size. Blocks and catches admirably. Hard worker. Good guy. Son of Baseball great Dale Murphy.
- Cameron Brate – Harvard/6-5/249 – Interesting combination. Very Quick. Properly physical. Incredibly intelligent. Would be an asset.
- OT Antonio Richardson – Tennessee/6-6/336 – No explaination needed. Look at his size!!!!
- OT Austin Wentworth – Fresno State/6-5/314 – Was the LT on a team that allowed the 9th lowest QB sacks in the NCAA.
- OT Josh Wells – James Madison/6-6/315 – A very athletic, nice sized player who would need a lot of molding but has all that’s needed to succeed.
- OT Kenarious Gates – Georgia/6-4/318 – He has a lot of work to do to get better but I think he just needs to be coached up some more. He got better as the season went along.
- OG Brian Clarke – Bloomsburg/6-2/299 – 3 year starter. 2 time Little All-American first team. Great player.
- OG Dallas Lee – Georgia/6-3/301 – Dallas has a lot to learn, but he has nice measurables and has competed against SEC competition. He should be halfway to learning what he needs to compete in the pros.
- OG Trey Hopkins – Texas/6-3/307 – Former OT the moved to OG and it suited his play. He could be a good project.
- OG Tyler Shatley – Clemson/6-3/300 – Tyler wasn’t invited to the combine. Had he been, with the numbers he put up at his pro day would have been the 2nd strongest and the 10th fastest. He is under the radar and we should bring him in.
- C Gabe Ikard – Oklahoma/6-4/304 – Not sure why he wasn’t drafted. He was projected as a 4th to 5th round pick. No Brainer!!!
- C Tyler Larsen – Utah State/6-4/313 – He was one of six finalist for the award given to the best center in college football last year.
- C Matt Armstrong – Grand Valley State/6-2/302 – Big fish in a little pond. Regardless he was well respected and considered on of the best linemen in division II. He also at some point in his career has played every offensive line position.
That’s it for offense. I’ll be back with defense later.
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