The Jacksonville Jaguars currently have 11 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. For the sake of speculation around who they may draft, we have to take the cliché route and consider which players they may select from their home state colleges. In this edition, I will highlight which underrated players from Florida State University the Jaguars should target.
Florida State has potential hidden gems for the Jaguars
Nasirildeen has a rare height at 6’4″ (and 210 pounds) for a safety. He’s physical and athletic and is versatile enough to play all over the secondary, not just at safety. Most draft profiles will note his versatility as a huge strength, as Nasirildeen can play high, in the slot, and as a linebacker in the box.
The Draft Network’s free preview of Nasirildeen’s player profile describes him as a player who can play in any scheme and will likely appear in sub-package roles such as nickel and dime looks. Considering this, The Jaguars could plug and play Nasirildeen wherever they feel is best.
Janarius Robinson‘s talent has been overshadowed by the fact that the Florida Seminoles football team has been underwhelming during the past few years. Robinson is very stocky, has long powerful arms, good flexibility, and strong hands.
There’s still plenty of improvement to be made in Robinson’s game but his intangibles and ability to be a powerful edge rusher are intriguing when it comes to the mid-rounds of the draft.
Robinson still has time to drastically improve his draft stock, which he already seems to be doing with his strong performances in the Senior Bowl’s practices.
Joshua Kaindoh is another under-the-radar edge rusher out of Florida State. Kaindoh is another tall, lanky player who has good vision and instincts. He has good bend and flexibility and can easily penetrate the pocket with his quick feet. He didn’t have a ton of production in college and still needs to refine his power moves but Kaindoh is the kind of player worth taking a chance on come Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft.