The Jacksonville Jaguars have their sight set on beating the Tennesee Titans in the season finale Sunday. Win and you make the playoffs. Lose and you'll need other teams to come through to get in. One day after the divisional bout takes place, Michigan and Washington will play in the 2024 College Football Playoffs Championship Game. The Jags will surely send a contingent of scouts to watch the game.
J.J. McCarthy will get lots of attention, as he's poised to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft. Jacksonville is set at the position with Trevor Lawrence in the fold, but there will be other players who should get their attention, including the next three.
3. Junior Colson, linebacker
The Jaguars have drafted three linebackers the past two years and they could look to bolster the position once again, with Shaquille Quarterman expected to hit the open market. They wouldn't probably use an early-round selection given that they have more pressing needs.
Moreover, Foyesade Oluokun and Devin Lloyd give Jacksonville a pair of starters, so they'll look for depth players if they address the position. One prospect to keep an eye on is Junior Colson, who's posted 89 total tackles, two tackles for a loss and two passes defensed in 14 games last season.
Colson struggles a bit against the run. He's at times hesitant to hit the hole and his handwork could use a bit of refinement. On the other hand, he excels in coverage. He can read a quarterback's eyes well and has the speed to keep up with running backs and tight ends. Matt Holder of the Bleacher Report scouting department has a third-round grade on Colson, noting that he can develop into a quality starting NFL linebacker if he improves as a run defender.