Holy Toledo, Jaguars Have Been Busy

The Jaguars continued their busy weekend by not only executing trades, importing free agents then signing them to contracts, and talking to other available free agents, but they also had time to visit scenic Toledo, Ohio to take in the Rockets pro day. Find out what their interest was...

The Jaguars expressed some interest in offensive guard/tackle John Greco, who is rated as Toledo's top prospect. Greco is a 6'5", 326 lb. Youngstown, Ohio native, who started at left tackle since his sophomore year (49 consecutive games), when he replaced current New England Patriot, Nick Kaczur.

Greco projects to be a guard at the NFL level, as he has great explosion, good feet, and nice body control. Greco allowed just three sacks in 416 pass attempts in his senior year. Greco was a three time All-Mac selection, and he was the Rockets team captain for the second consecutive year in 2007.

Scout.com has Greco rated as the #2 offensive guard in the draft, and NFL Draft Scout has Greco rated as the #13 offensive tackle. Greco is slated as a second or third round pick. Greco could be a possible replacement for free agent offensive tackle/guard Maurice Williams, as he can play both tackle and guard positions on the left side.

In addition to Greco's workout, the Jaguars staff was a witness to Toledo Rocket's speedy running back Jalen Parmele. Parmele didn't run the 40 at his pro day, thanks to the 4.47 number he put up at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, but he did the vertical leap and the bench press. Parmele is a 5'11", 226 lb. bruising runner, who could be a contributor right away on special teams. Parmele has good upper body and leg strength, but lacks breakaway speed. Parmele is rated by Scout.com as the #24 running back prospect and will likely be a late second day pick or a free agent.

Some of the other soon to be former Rockets working out were TE, Chris Hopkins; SS, Greg Hay; CB, Andrew Hawkins; DT, Tyree Pollard; OG, David Perkins, and DE Bernard Faithful. None of those are slated to be draft picks, all will likely be free agents after next month's draft.

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