Jaguars Scouts travel to Starkville

The Jaguars were one of the NFL teams in attendance at the Mississippi State Bulldogs pro-day. We have some workout numbers from Gene Swindoll about the prospects that the Jaguars were looking at, and some speculation on where they may go in the draft.

The Jaguars were one of the NFL teams in attendance in Starkville, MS Wednesday to watch the Mississippi State Bulldogs pro-day. The players ran the gamut of tests, such as the 40-yard dash, pro-shuttle, and bench press, and we have results from many of the prospects.

An area of need that the Jaguars are likely to address in the draft, is at the safety position. One of the players that may be targeted by the team is Mississippi State Bulldog safety, Jeramie Johnson. Johnson has good size at 5'11", 215 lbs., and he packs a wallop on unsuspecting ball carriers. Johnson is quick between the numbers, and is known to be a hard worker. Johnson ran his 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds, with a 4.26 pro shuttle time. Johnson also benched 225 lbs. 16 times. If the Jaguars pass on a safety early on, Johnson could be targeted near the end of the first day, or possibly the beginning of the second day.

The Jaguars may also be looking at a possible future replacement at middle linebacker for the aging Mike Peterson (32 years old). A possible late round pickup may be former Bulldog Quinton Culberson. Culberson was a two-year starter at middle linebacker for Mississippi State, and led the team in tackles both years. Culberson is good sized, 6'0", 239 lbs., and has good straight line speed (4.72/40). Culberson is a student of the game and stays with his assignments. He may be a good special teams contributor early on as he learns the NFL game.

Other players that worked out that may or may not be in the Jaguars future plans were 6'6", 300 lb. guard, Brian Anderson, defensive tackles Deljuan Robinson, Antonio Johnson, Andrew Powell, and Anwar Phillips, and senior pass rushing defensive end, Michael Heard.

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