Jaguars News: 3/29

The Jaguars were one of 27 teams at the UCLA Pro Day today and it appears that safety Rahim Moore is among their interests. Moore told Adam Maya of the OCRegister following the workout that the Jaguars, Ravens, Cowboys, Texans and Steelers are among the teams that appear most interested in him. 

Moore is considered by many to be the best of a weak class at safety. He’s 6’0, 202 pounds with adequate athleticism and speed for the position (4.5-4.6). His knack for the ball and his accumulation of 10 interceptions in his sophomore season vaulted him on boards; however his lack of physicality is the reason for his 2nd round status.

Also notable at UCLA is linebacker Akeem Ayers that lowered his 40 time from 4.88 to the 4.6-4.7 range. The slow 40 time at the combine caused many to say the pass rushing specialist’s stock dropped to the 2nd round, but the improvement on his time may be enough to earn him a spot in the latter half of the first round. 

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Josh Buchanan of JBScouting.com reports that the Jaguars have scheduled a private meeting with Valdosta State linebacker Larry Dean. Dean is a 6’0, 216 pound Division II All-American that accumulated 122 tackles during his senior season to become the all-time leader in the Gulf Coast Conference in tackles. At his Pro Day he ran two 40 yard dashes in the 4.5-4.6 range so given his size and speed, he might be able to make a transition to a strong safety in the NFL.

Buchanan also reports that the Jaguars were among 17 teams to show up for the Coastal Carolina Pro Day today. The prospects there were not limited to CCU players as many players from other schools such as Furman, Newberry and Wofford participated, including safety Tommy Irvin that the Jaguars have showed prior interest in. The other teams listed as attendees were the Bills, Titans, Colts, Patriots, Jets, Broncos, Packers, Giants, Saints, Seahawks, Dolphins, Falcons, 49ers, Panthers, Steelers and Bears.

Gil Brandt of NFL.com reported that all 32 teams sent representatives to the Texas Pro Day. It’s not particularly surprising that the Jaguars would be there considering the amount of talent the Longhorns have in their secondary and the need that the Jaguars have in theirs. 

Cornerbacks Aaron Williams, Curtis Brown and Chykie Brown all represent players that could go in the first half of the draft in April.

The Jaguars didn’t attend the James Madison and Ball State pro days according to WHSV and The Star Press, accordingly.

James Madison was a surprising hot bed of talent last year with the Bills finding defensive end Arthur Moats and the Jaguars finding return specialist Scotty McGee. This year the Browns, Ravens, Raiders, Buccaneers and Falcons were the five teams in attendance at the JMU Pro Day.

Ball State’s Pro Day garnered interest from eight teams, but the Jaguars weren’t one. The Colts, Patriots, Giants, Saints, 49ers, Dolphins, Seahawks and Bengals attended. Neither JMU or BSU have a player that is projected to be drafted.

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