The Jaguars finally chose to address their secondary woes by selecting Chris Prosinski in the 4th round with the 124th overall selection. While Wyoming is certainly not a football powerhouse, it represents the first time Gene Smith didn’t draft a “small school” player outside of the first round since they drafted Tiquan Underwood in 2009.
Prosinski was projected by most to be a late round draft pick, but it’s not because of a lack of athleticism. At 6’1, 201 pounds, his 4.4 speed is certainly strong enough for the safety position and possibly even strong enough for the cornerback position. With the Jaguars already listing Prosinski as a DB instead of a safety, it’s not out of the question that the Jaguars could move him to cornerback if his athleticism allows for it.
Off the field, Prosinski has received raves for his intelligence and received opportunities to play for the Harvard and Princeton football programs prior to going to Wyoming. That intelligence translated to the field where he racked up 354 tackles and five interceptions. Tackling and toughness is likely what attracts most scouts to Prosinski although his tremendous pro day workout showed that he had the athleticism to be more than a strong safety in the NFL.
The most concerning factor about Prosinski is that he is not particularly strong or intimidating. While he plays with toughness and scrappiness, if a tight end or lineman gets their hands on him, he could very easily be eliminated from the play. Based on production and measurables, Prosinski is very much worth the 4th round pick that the Jaguars used to bring him in, in my opinion.