Breaking down some of the 2011 Jaguar’s Undrafted Free Agents, a few have caught my eye. Those I will be showcasing will, to me make the team in some capacity. If you would like to see any other players breakdowns, send me a message on Twitter on Email.
DuJuan Harris, RB Troy- 5’8 200 pounds runs a 4.47 40. He has a quick and powerful first step. He looks like a one cut back and while he doesn’t have the breakaway speed, he does have enough to get through the hole quickly and effectively. He has solid hands and can be a threat in the passing game but really wasn’t utilized that way in the Troy offense. He played behind a poor Troy Offensive line and needed to create a lot of runs himself. He has a strong lower body and can show great strength, he reminds me of a more raw version of Maurice Jones-Drew. He does struggle to finish runs and is easily run down at the second level. He also will have an adjustment period, as he played in a Shotgun first run offense. Overall, he looks very impressive, even if he is just a camp body, he can shadow Jones-Drew and help the Defense prepare for backs like him. Career numbers are 50 games played, 540 attempts 2635 yards 27 tds.
Marc Shienchl, DE Colorado School of Mines- 6’2 255 pounds runs a 4.65 40. Let me preface this by saying he is by far my favorite prospect and one I really wanted us to get when Undrafted Free Agency started on Monday, and Gene didn’t keep me waiting long, as Marc was our first signee. There is nothing I do not like about this kid. He is big, strong (38 reps of 225), and quick. He is very stout in the run game and a pass rushing wizard. He features heavy hands and can shed blocks seemingly without issue, this is probably due to the lower competition level, but he looked very good. He set the Division II record with 46 sacks and fourth in Division history with 70.5 tackles for loss. While he is built (body wise) for the 34 defense, he looks more like a 43 DE if he can add 10 more pounds to his frame. I expect him to rotate in as a Third Down pass rusher to start and work his way into the rotation very quickly.
Matthew Estrada, SS Northern Arizona- 5’10 200 pounds 4.61 40. Only if I could link this kid’s highlight reel of him showing signs of Donvan Darius. If he played in the 70s/80s he is easily a first day pick. He will most likely come in as a Special Teams gunner, but again, please look at some tape, he will lay the lumber on every punt and kickoff. He is also an absolute monster in the passing game. He shows signs of very strong ability in coverage, he has a knack for the football, and is a sure, hard tackler. He has a few weaknesses, one is that he will get out of position, but can still run up and make the play. He also will bite on the pump fake, something we saw a lot of last year. What I do like is that he knows how to tackle which is something we lacked all of last year. He can play in the box or out on an island. It will be a fun camp/pre-season battle to see who hits harder, Rod Issac or Matthew Estrada.
JoJo Dickson, MLB/OLB Idaho- 6’1 255 4.69 40, 36 bench reps (225). Another strong and fluid tackler. JoJo always seems in position to make the plays necessary to make a complete Linebacker at either of the three positions. He has above average coverage ability and is strong and stout enough in the run game to make a difference. He does struggle to recognize plays at time, but with his ability to create plays with his solid tackling and awareness for the ball in the air can turn around and still make the play. Watching him play, he has a great motor and a knack for finding the football. A blue collar individual, with the right coaching, might have gotten another steal. Expect him to start on Special Teams and a back-up to Poz in the middle.