The Jacksonville Jaguars have finished up the 2015 NFL Draft with 8 new players to their name, but the work isn’t done yet. Undrafted free agency is arguably more hectic than the first 7 rounds of the NFL Draft as teams scramble to try and convince disappointed players who weren’t drafted to sign with their squads. It’s similar to veteran free agency where teams essentially have to woo players to sign contracts, but these players are far from sure things.
The Jaguars have historically done a good job at finding contributors in undrafted free agency, with Allen Hurns being the prized jewel last year in the UDFA crop.
This year, the first big name to sign with the Jaguars is Nick Marshall out of Auburn. You might know him as the quarterback who led the Auburn Tigers to an appearance in the BCS National Title game two years ago, but in the NFL he’s projected to be a cornerback.
Despite some of the misinformed opinions of the national media, the Jaguars don’t really have a pressing need at cornerback. The team has 2 starters locked in with Demetrius McCray and Davon House, while Aaron Colvin and Dwayne Gratz will factor heavily into the rotation in dime packages. The Jaguars could certainly use depth at the position, and that’s exactly what the Jaguars are looking for in Nick Marshall.
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