4 under-the-radar Jaguars targets to watch at NFL Scouting Combine

• The Jaguars should take a close look at these four prospects at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine.

Nov 18, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Brenden Rice (2) reacts after
Nov 18, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Brenden Rice (2) reacts after / Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Darius Robinson, Missouri, edge rusher

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be picking outside the top 10 for the second straight year but they should still be in a position to select a building block at No. 17. Dallas Turner or Chop Robinson are a couple of intriguing prospects to consider at that point of the draft. However, they already have a pair of dominant pass rushers in Travon Walker and Josh Allen, so there's a chance the front office will turn their attention to other position groups.

That said, the Jags will still need to round out their pass-rush rotation if K'Lavon Chaisson leaves in free agency. One potential replacement for Chaisson in Rounds 3 or 4 of the draft is Missouri's Darious Robinson. At 6'5" and 263 pounds, Robinson has the size, length, and strength to play defensive end in the NFL. Although he lacks bend and needs to work on developing a repertoire of pass-rush moves, he could develop into a solid rotational piece.

Matt Holder of the B/R scouting department points out that Robinson's get-off isn't great but he can collapse the pocket and shed blocks with his length and power. Now, the former Mizzou Tiger may need time to hone his skills, but the Jaguars could afford to bring him along slowly behind Allen and Walker.

Another reason to consider using a draft pick on Robinson is that he could also provide depth in case the Jaguars switch to a 4-3 defense under Ryan Nielsen. Similarly, he could compete with sophomore Tyler Lacy for playing time and progressively earn playing time as a part of a rotation.