Aug 28, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes defensive back Eric Rowe (18) stops Idaho State Bengals wide receiver Broc Malcom (2) from running up the field during the second quarter at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
3) Eric Rowe, CB/S, Utah
The Jaguars could use some versatile defensive secondary help and Rowe delivers that in the third round. He played free safety (a need for the Jaguars) for two seasons and has also played cornerback. His size (6’1″) is a schematic fit for Gus Bradley and his versatility is worth taking a flyer on.
Rowe had 13 passes defensed last season and has a defensive touchdown and interception. The play making potential is there and with his size there should be opportunities for him to succeed with the Jaguars.
Rowe isn’t just versatile position-wise, he is also a dynamic athlete. He was a top performer in pretty much every drill at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. He is also a solid tackler, which is something the Jaguars desperately need on the back end of their defense.
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