NFLPA Game Watch List- Defense

Scouts and executives from the Jaguars and the rest of the 32 NFL teams have descended in San Antonio this week for the NFLPA Game, formerly known as the Texas vs. The Nation Game. Although many of the names are less than the household variety, many teams have purged this game to find solid starters and role players.

Scouts and executives from the Jaguars and the rest of the 32 NFL teams have descended in San Antonio this week for the NFLPA Game, formerly known as the Texas vs. The Nation Game. Although many of the names are less than the household variety, many teams have purged this game to find solid starters and role players as Terrance Knighton, T.J. Lang, Curtis Painter, Jason McCourty, Johnny Knox, W illiam Middleton, Zach Potter and Zach Miller among others. Find out who is on our defensive watch list this week.

Defensive Line- Levarius Levingston, Jerrell Powe, Kenrick Ellis, Ugo Chinasa, Wayne Daniels - Powe and Levingston were some of the highest rated prospects entering this season, and they still have tons of upside especially for 3-4 teams....Ellis, a mammoth 340 lb. DT from Hampton is trying to follow the footsteps of former Hampton players selected early in Justin Durant and Kendall Langford...Chinasa is a classic 4-3 DE while Daniels, tips the scales at 6'2", 255 lbs. and looks the part of a 3-4 DE/OLB.

Outside Linebackers- Mario Addison, Michael Gee, Jamari Lattimore, Quentin Davie -The NFL appears to be long past the stigma of small school players not being up to the task as some of our best pass rushers in the league came from low level FBS or even FCS programs. Addison, Gee and Lattimore are from Troy, Indiana (PA) and Middle Tennessee State respectively, and even though you may have to look up these schools mascots, these are guys to keep an eye on.

Inside Linebackers- Mario Harvey, Tressor Baptiste - Both players are undersized at just 6'0", but are active guys who aren't afraid to click helmets. Neither projects as a starting ILB, but they could make special teams contributions on the next level.

Cornerbacks- Buster Skrine, Niles Brinkley, Byron Maxwell, Eric Hagg - This is a strong mix of big and small school corners who are athletic with NFL size. Skrine has turned heads already with his feet and Maxwell has Derek Cox-like size at the position.

Safeties- Dominic DeCicco, Chris Prosinski, Maurice Rolle - DeCicco has enormous size at the safety position as he stands just under 6'3" and 230 lbs. Classic run-stopping safety. Prosinski and Rolle are quick players who will have to prove that they can move sideline to sideline. Level of competition could be a concern for all three.

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