Breaking Down the UDFA's

Like most teams, the Jaguars have begun coming to terms with UDFA's. We know about the Kurt Warner's, Tony Romo's and Arian Foster's but the truth of the matter is that very few of these players are of the impact variety. With holes all over their defense the Jaguars may have found a couple diamonds in the rough. We are going to break down the chances of each player of making the roster.

Marc Schiechl DE, Colorado School of Mines - The Jaguars were one of the teams that were very high on NCAA Division II's all-time leading sacker. At approximately 6 feet 2 inches, 252 pounds, Schiechl will likely have to transition from defensive end to linebacker unless the Jaguars are going to be more 3-4 than hybrid.

What are his chances of making the roster or practice squad? 20 percent/50 percent. Anyone who suits up and plays defense for the Jags has a legitimate shot and the team has been high on him for a while. He must likely beat out 2010 fifth-round pick Larry Hart for a spot on the roster which won't be easy.



Matt Estrada S, Northern Arizona - There's not much film on the former strong safety outside of his height and weight (5 feet 10 inches, 196 pounds). He played strong safety in college but has the size of an NFL free safety.

What are his chances of making the roster or practice squad? 15 percent/30 percent. The Jaguars safety position was so terrible that they could've held open tryouts prior to games and not have been much worse. If the Jaguars ink a potential starter in free agency, Estrada's chances will be reduced significantly.



Greg Ellingson WR, Florida International - Ellingson has great size and solid speed (6 feet 3 inches, 197 pounds, 4.44 40-yard dash) with a 39.5 inch vertical leap. Although not overly physical, Ellingson can shield off defenders with his body some and was a reliable receiver for FIU.

What are his chances of making the roster or practice squad? 5 percent/25 percent. Whereas Jacksonville is very thin at the wide receiver position, it's somewhat of a stretch that an undrafted free agent will beat out either Jarett Dillard, Kassim Osgood, Nate Hughes or John Matthews.



DuJuan Harris RB, Troy - Seemingly each year the Jaguars try and bring in a Maurice Jones-Drew clone, and the 2011 version may be DuJuan Harris. The 5 feet 7 inch, 197 pound back has very good speed but will have a difficult time running in between the tackles at the NFL level.

What are his chances of making the roster or practice squad?10 percent/15 percent. Harris will have to beat out Deji Karim for a roster spot and that seems difficult as Karim was a more accomplished collegiate player and has a full year of NFL experience. Running backs are rarely kept on the practice squad.



Scott Riddle QB, Elon -Riddle is your classic small-school, undersized quarterback (6 feet, 211 pounds). We don't know much about his arm strength but he appears to be an athlete on the limited film we've seen.

What are his chances of making the roster or practice squad?1 percent/10 percent. With three quarterbacks currently on the roster (David Garrard, Blaine Gabbert and Luke McCown), it's doubtful that an undrafted rookie has any shot. He is basically playing for a practice squad job.



Kyle Miller TE, Mount Union -Kyle Miller was a teammate of the Jaguars fourth-round draft pick, Cecil Shorts. Miller is a long-snapper.

What are his chances of making the roster or practice squad?10 percent/15 percent. The only way Miller makes the roster is with a major injury to Jeremy Cain, and still the team would be leery to put the long-snapping duties in the hands of a rookie.



TJ Heath CB, Jacksonville State -T.J. Heath is an under-weighted cornerback (6 feet, 177 pounds) that played against suspect competition. Still, he ran a good time (mid-4.4's) and broad jumped 10 feet 4 inches.

What are his chances of making the roster or practice squad? 20 percent/30 percent. Anyone who can line up at any position in the Jaguars secondary will get a legitimate look. If the Jags sign a free agent cornerback, Heath will likely be playing for the practice squad.



Kevin Rutland CB, Missouri -Rutland has good size and athleticism (6 foot, 190 pounds) and has played against elite competition in the Big 12. He struggles in press-man coverage and is an average tackler.

What are his chances of making the roster or practice squad?25 percent/35 percent. Once again, he's trying to make the team as a cornerback and there's a void of talent at the position. Rutland will get a good look but he must hope the Jags don't sign a veteran.



Michael Lockley LB, Florida Atlantic -The Jaguars noticed Lockley while looking at his teammate, wide receiver Lester Jean. Lockley's measureables are solid (6 feet 1 inch, 237 pounds), runs the 40-yard dash in the mid 4.6's and has a 38.5 inch vertical leap.

What are his chances of making the roster or practice squad?20 percent/30 percent. The Jaguars will be looking to sign veteran starters at linebacker, but the depth past those guys will be more shallow than deep. A solid camp with good special teams play could find Lockley a spot.



Charlie Bernstein is the host of "The Sports Crunch" on the Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network (national), and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering multiple teams in the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie

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