The Jaguars are scheduled to pick three times between rounds four and five at picks 114, 121 and 147. Unless the Jaguars make a trade these will be the last three picks for the Jaguars in the 2011 Draft.
With no defensive players yet taken through the first two days of the draft, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Jaguars spend the rest of their remaining draft picks on the defensive side of the ball. The NFL’s 28th defense can use an infusion of some fresh talent, particularly in the secondary that struggled to stop any quarterback not named Colt McCoy.
Davon House, CB, New Mexico State
Many draft pundits expected House to be day two draft pick, yet there’s a good chance he’ll be available to the Jaguars when they’re on the clock at 114. At 6’1, 200 pounds and with sub-4.4 speed, House has all the athleticism necessary to start as a cornerback in the NFL.
Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa
Playing across from a top talent on a defensive line has proven to be bad for draft stocks in recent drafts. Ballard was considered a potential first round pick by some at one point in time, but is now still on the board entering day three. At 6’4, 283 pounds, Ballard could develop into an every downs DE, although it’s concerning he only put up 16 reps at the bench press.
Colin McCarthy, LB, Miami (FL)
The Jaguars reportedly had a lot of interest in Penn State LB Sean Lee in the 2010 Draft and even tried to trade into the 2nd round to pick him. He went to the Cowboys instead, but the Jaguars might be able to get a consolation with McCarthy. McCarthy has very similar measurables and athleticism as Lee minus the concerning knee reconstruction.
Stephen Burton, WR, West Texas A&M
The Jaguars have already spent their first two picks upgrading their offense and ignoring their poor defense, but finding a possession receiver for the offense has been said to be a priority. Burton is projected to go undrafted by most, but small school expert Josh Buchanan projects Burton to go in the 4th or 5th round. At 6’1, 224 and sub-4.4 speed, Burton has plenty of athleticism to be successful in the NFL.
Tyler Sash, S, Iowa
Looking at the Jaguars roster it seems no position needs upgrading more than the safety position. Unfortunately it’s a very thin position in the 2011 Draft. Among the few prospects worth a draft selection is Iowa’s Tyler Sash. Sash is a 6’0, 211 with 4.6 speed and considered by some to be the best strong safety in the draft.
Edmond Gates, WR, Abilene Christian
Brandon Fusco, C, Slippery Rock
Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
Chimdi Chekwa, CB, Ohio State
Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma
Tandon Doss, WR, Indiana
Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh
Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College
Korey Lindsey-Woods, CB, Southern Illinois