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Jaguars' Saturday Draft Picks

Posted: May 10, 2014 - 9:40pm
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Ryan O’Halloran, the Times-Union

Round: 4. Pick: 114. Pos.: Cornerback. Age: 23. College: Oklahoma. Height: 5-11 3/8. Weight: 177.
About Colvin: The first defensive player selected by the Jaguars this year. … Tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Senior Bowl workout Jan. 21. … He was on Senior Bowl team that was coached by Jaguars’ staff. … During four-year career with Sooners, started 36 of 50 games and totaled 234 tackles and five interceptions. … Played strong safety as a sophomore and made 84 tackles before returning to cornerback. … Had shoulder surgery that kept him out of spring practice in 2012. … Missed two games last year with turf toe and shoulder injuries. ... Has experience playing press and off coverage. … Weighed 177 pounds at Combine, but back up to playing weight of 186. … Likely to begin year on physically unable to perform list, which would make him ineligible to play until after Week 6.
Quote: “You’re going to get a lockdown corner. I can play nickel, I can play corner, I can play safety, but I feel like when you have me on the outside at corner, I’m going to lock down whoever you give me.” — Colvin.

Round: 5. Pick: 144. Pos.: Linebacker. Age: 23.

College: Florida State. Height: 6-3. Weight: 218.

40-yard dash time: 4.52 seconds.

About Smith: Led team in tackles (90) in 2013 for national champions, his only year as a starter. … Intercepted three passes last year and returned two for touchdowns. … Totaled 214 tackles, seven sacks and 29 tackles for lost yardage in 54 career games. … Played for Jaguars’ coaching staff at Senior Bowl. … After weighing 218 pounds at Senior Bowl, said he wanted to be 223-225 for Combine, but remained at 218. … Failed drug test in February and called it a “dumb mistake.” … Saw time at middle and “will” linebacker for FSU. … Did not bench press at Combine because of right shoulder injury. … The Jaguars project him as a nickel linebacker because of his coverage skills.

Quote: “I’m going to be that guy you saw on film; if anything, I’m going to be more excited to get to the next level.” — Smith.

Round: 5. Pick: 159. Pos.: Defensive end/outside linebacker. Age: 22. College: Arkansas.

Height: 6-1. Weight: 266. 40-yard dash time: 4.71 seconds.

About Smith: Another player who was coached by the Jaguars at the Senior Bowl, where he impressed in 1-on-1 pass-rushing drills. … In 43 career games (27 starts), had 122 tackles, 30.5 for lost yardage and 21.5 sacks. … Saw playing time at outside linebacker in junior year. … Played for three head coaches (Bobby Petrino, John L. Smith and Bret Bielema) … In his last two seasons with Razorbacks, had 9.5 and 8.5 sacks. … Arm measurement of
34 1/8 inches was seventh-longest among defensive linemen at Combine, and his 37-inch vertical jump was tied for third-best. … Arrested last October after missing court date for speeding ticket (released on $415 bond). … Could be a candidate to slide to an interior defensive line position on passing downs.

Quote: “[Defensive line] coach [Todd] Wash wants the D-linemen to go and make plays and just be erasers like my position coach said last year. I just love the scheme.” — Smith.

Round: 7. Pick: 205. Pos.: Center/guard. College: Virginia. Height: 6-6. Weight: 300.

About Bowanko: Only Jaguars draft pick not invited to Combine, but he visited Jacksonville in late April to meet with coaching staff. … College teammate of Jaguars right tackle Austin Pasztor. … Finished college career with 37 consecutive starts. … Started at right guard (sophomore), center (junior) and left guard/center (senior). … Last year, played four games at left guard before moving to center.

Quote: “I feel like I bring a [great] work ethic and determination that was bred into me at a young age. I was hoping for a chance to get somewhere and compete and make the team better.” — Bowanko.

Round: 7. Pick: 222. Pos.: Running back. College: Central Florida. Height: 6-0. Weight: 216. 40-yard dash time: 4.60 seconds.

About Johnson: Started college career at Miami, where he played 10 games as a freshman in 2010 and had nine rushes. … College teammate of Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles. … In two years with UCF, had 326 carries for 1,646 yards and 32 touchdowns. … Averaged 5.27 yards per carry for the Knights. … Caught 30 passes for 260 yards in 2013. … Declared for the draft with one year of eligibility remaining. … First name is Westleigh Jr. … Pulled hamstring at Pro Day workout March 19 in Orlando. … Jaguars envision him as a three-down back who has similar running style to Toby Gerhart. … Must improve pass protecting skills to get into rotation.

Quote: “I’m just ready to compete, ready to play football — a game that I love, a game that I’ve been playing since I was six.” — Johnson.

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Jungle Cat
Jungle Cat 05/11/14 - 12:01 am

Credible pundits are the only

Credible pundits are the only ones that agree with you. Pundits tell it the way it is in their minds and make you think...twice.

R.G. IngersollFan
R.G. IngersollFan 05/10/14 - 10:44 pm
Premium Member

Jags getting good draft

Jags getting good draft grades by all credible pundits. Congratulations Dave Caldwell!

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