The Jaguars have been busy auditioning more linebackers over the last week or so, as they've talked to Quincy Black from New Mexico, as well as Zak DeOssie from Brown University, and Matt Muncy, from Ohio University. Throw in former Penn State Nittany Lion, Tim Shaw in the mix, and the Jaguars appear to be serious about obtaining some serious depth at the position.
We mentioned the Jaguars interest in Black and Shaw earlier, and we know that the team worked them out extensively. Black may be available for the team in the later part of the first day, or possibly even early in day two. Shaw is shooting up draft boards and will likely be a second round pick. Zak DeOssie is an interesting prospect, as he's one of the few players that will be in the NFL from an Ivy League school. DeOssie is a middle linebacker by blood, as his father was a solid linebacker in the NFL for 12 seasons, playing with the Patriots, Giants, Cowboys, and Jets. Zak DeOssie stands 6'4", 248 lbs., and runs a 4.67/40 yard dash. Zak has all the physical skills and speed to be a standout NFL linebacker, but he lacks instincts and discipline, which is surprising for a guy who grew up around the NFL, and also went to such a prestigious academic institution.
Matt Muncy is more of an outside linebacker, that will have to earn an NFL paycheck as a special teams standout. Muncy has average size, (6'2", 231 lbs.), and has pretty average physical skills. Muncy is somewhat of an overachiever, as he had 115 tackles in his junior season alone, and is very good at tackling and stopping the run. Muncy is a hard-worker and is very coachable, which will help him find his way to a roster. The negatives on him are that he's poor in pass coverage, and he problems shedding blocks at the point of attack.
Jaguars Audition More Linebackers
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