Jeremy Cash is a unique prospect that could add playmaking ability to the Jaguars defense and Gus Bradley will have the opportunity to closely observe him over the next three days.
With the Senior Bowl coming up on saturday, the Jaguars will only have three more days to get a look at some of the top prospects in this years draft. Yesterday we reviewed Shawn Oakman, a physical defensive end from Baylor who could help improve the Jaguars pass rush. Next we will review a player that could help improve the Jaguars horrid pass defense, Duke Safety, Jeremy Cash.
Jeremy Cash is viewed as a very unique prospect to NFL scouts because of his physicality. Cash stands at 6’1 and weights in at 212 pounds. Throughout his college career, he faired very well when he played closer to the line of scrimmage and he spent a lot of time at the outside linebacker and slot cornerback position. However, with only two percent of Cash’s snaps coming from the safety position, his coverage ability will definitely be questioned.
He finished his college career with 335 total tackles, 38 tackles for a loss and eight sacks. Pro Football Focus gave him a middle of the road grade in coverage, but he was ranked as the number one run stopper and pass rusher at his position. Cash will most likely need to make strides in coverage but his playmaking ability and knack for making plays in the backfield is unquestioned.
Now lets move on to the more important question, should the Jaguars draft him? The Jaguars could very well snag Jalen Ramsey in the first round which would likely negate the possibility of selecting Cash but if they don’t, then Cash is someone they should consider. I understand that Cash may not be ready to immediately take on a starting safety role but he is someone that could add versatility and playmaking ability to the Jaguars defense.
If the Jaguars decided to go after someone like Eric Weddle in free agency, then I could still see them selecting Jeremy Cash. The Duke standout could learn under a veteran like Weddle and still see snaps from various positions on defense in the meantime. I don’t see the Jaguars targeting Cash in the first round but if he is still around in the second or third round, then don’t be surprised if Jacksonville decides to take a gamble on him.
Be sure to lookout for another senior bowl player to watch, coming tomorrow!