Jags Get Secondary Help

Finding a corner with size and speed was a big-need for the Jaguars. Jacksonville, who had plenty of options, including drafting another local prospect in wide receiver in Taylor Jacobs decided to go with the 6-foot-1 and 200 pound standout in Rashean Mathis out of Bethune Cookman.

Mathis, the Buck Buchanan winner (Nation's top division 1-AA), was the third rated safety prospect by the TFY. Because of his cover skills and outstanding testing numbers at the Indy combine (4.41/40 38 inch vertical) could possibly play corner. Mathis has excellent change of direction and his break is second to none evident by the amount of passes he has intercepted.

In addition to his size and speed, Mathis production was off the charts. In his career, he recorded 194 tackles and a whopping 31 interceptions. His 14 interceptions in 2002 was a division 1-AA record.

One of the few drawbacks on the Jacksonville native was that competition level at Buthune Cookman.

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