Jaguars Looking Around Corners In Draft

The Jaguars seem to have strong intentions of drafting a corner to supplement the players they already have in the middle rounds.

Rashean Mathis and Brian Williams are about as good of a pair of corners that exist on the same team in the league, but there is somewhat of a drop-off when it comes to their depth. Scott Starks has great athleticism, but is still learning the position, Terry Cousin is the starting nickelback, but he has never been much more than average, and Dee Webb is simply a project, with very good physical skills.

The Jaguars have shown the most interest in Mississippi State corner, David Heard. Heard is 6'0", 190 lbs., and has very good size and closing speed. Heard is a solid tackler, and will likely be a special teams player early on in his pro career. The Jaguars interviewed Heard at the scouting combine, according to his agent, and were so impressed with him at his pro-day, they invited him for a visit to Jacksonville, all expenses paid. Heard is likely to go in the second day, and the Jaguars appear to be the team that's most interested.

Another corner that's caught the Jaguars eye, has been Iowa State's DeAndre Jackson. Jackson is better suited as a zone type of corner, which is obviously the scheme that the Jaguars employ most frequently. Jackson has great instincts and movement, and has shown an ability to stay with most college wide receivers. Some knocks on Jackson are that he doesn't play to his 5'11", 193 lb. size, as he has issues getting off blocks and back into plays. Another big question mark regarding Jackson is that he is coming off of ACL surgery, and it is a question mark whether or not that 4.50/40 speed will remain.

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