The Jacksonville Jaguars have to be elbow deep in their ongoing player evaluations leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft. They have to be doing their due diligence on college prospects from their home-state and the University of Central Florida (UCF) should not be overlooked in their evaluations. There are three specific players from UCF that the Jaguars have to consider selecting in the draft.
Jaguars can bolster defense and receiver corps with UCF players
Richie Grant is one of the top-ranked safeties in this year’s draft class and is fighting for that number one spot. What makes Grant a talented safety prospect is his great ball production in college. Grant excels as a single-high free safety with incredible ball skills, ball tracking ability, and active hands. Grant will have his best chance to succeed in a cover-1 scheme but it will be interesting to see how an NFL coaching staff can maximize his potential.
Aaron Robinson originally started his college football career at the University of Alabama before transferring to the UCF in 2017 and sitting out for a season. Robinson stands out amongst the other cornerbacks in this class because he has consistent tape playing both at nickel corner and on the outside. He has quick feet but his hips can tend to get a little tight, allowing receivers to easily separate.
Marlon Williams is an underrated wide receiver prospect in this 2021 NFL Draft class. He has an incredibly stocky build, strong hands, incredible toughness, and great contested-catch ability. He’s not very quick but is a tank for defenders to try and tackle in traffic. The negative side of Williams’ evaluation is he’s very limited in his route tree and is strictly a slot receiver. The plus is he is experienced as a return specialist.