Jags Looking for Safety Help

With Gerald Sensabaugh leaving North Florida, the Jaguars must find a suitable replacement, or at the very least some depth, as nobody believes that Sean Considine is a true solution. Find out who they've been talking to and watch video of his playmaking abilities.

During free agency last season, the Jaguars tried to sign both Madieu Williams and Gibril Wilson, and were obviously unsuccessful. They tried to manufacture a safety by signing Drayton Florence to play corner and moving Brian Williams to the strong safety position, but less than halfway through the season, that experiment ended with a loud "thud."

Oregon strong safety Patrick Chung has opened eyes all season long, and that certainly didn't change during Senior Bowl week, when Chung had a lengthy interview with some of the Jaguars coaching staff. Chung measures in at 5'11", 207 lbs., and is versatile enough to play either safety position.

As a senior, Chung recorded 82 tackles, 6.5 TFL, and two sacks, while defending six passes, picking off a pass which he took to the house, and forcing a fumble. That stellar play earned Chung a first team All-Pac 10 honor.

The consensus top-rated strong safety in this year's draft is a very good tackler, and has low 4.4 speed (40-yard dash). Chung gives an added dimension of being a kick returner as he averaged nearly 30 yards per return, ranking amongst the top in the competitive Pac-10.

Chung talked about his time at the Senior Bowl in Mobile in this exclusive Scout.com interview.

"It felt good (being back on the field)," Chung said. "I wanted to hit a little more, but the coaches want to keep it safe, but it's been a good experience so far. It's been a lot of fun."

Chung was impressed, but not overwhelmed with the level of competition he faced during the North team practice, and then during the game.

"There are really some very good athletes," Chung admitted. "All of them wouldn't be here if they weren't good athletes."

Chung was asked what he brings to an NFL team and he responded—

"I'm someone that's going to work hard and play whatever (position) they need. A guy that's going to bring a leader to their defense and a guy that's come to play. I'll be ready to go every down."


Chung's aggression was evident on film and in person, and that's part of the reason why he projects as the top player at his position in the draft.

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