Jaguars Eyeing Strong Safety

With the uncertainness of the Jaguars safety position looming, the team has a few different ways they can solidify the back of the defense. It's been mentioned many times that cornerback Brian Williams can vacate his corner position now that Florence is signed, but there's been no official word from Jack Del Rio saying if that is even a possibility. Find out who the Jaguars are targeting...

The team could rely on Gerald Sensabaugh, who had shoulder surgery which forced him to miss 14 games in 2007. What is most likely is that the team will spend at least one of their eight draft picks on a safety. Find out which versatile collegiate the Jaguars have met with.

The Jaguars held a formal interview at the scouting combine with University of Oklahoma safety, D.J. Wolfe. Wolfe played cornerback until his senior year when he was moved to the safety position. Instead of hurting his draft value by playing an unfamiliar position, the switch helped Wolfe and now he's on the radar of quite a few NFL teams.

Wolfe is rated as a second day prospect by most draft publications as he is a very good tackler who takes proper angles. He doesn't have speed in and out of breaks, which cost him his cornerback job, but his burst is more than adequate for a strong safety. He is fit more for zone types of coverage which the Jaguars often employ.

Where Wolfe could struggle in the pros is recognizing offensive sets, as D.J. has only played on defense for three years, after being recruited as a tailback out of high school. He is also short in stature, at 5'11", and can be outjumped in one-on-one situations. Still there is plenty of upside for Wolfe, as he ran as low as a 4.54 40 yard dash, and is rated as the sixth-best strong safety by NFL Draft Scout.

"With more good coaching, who knows what's possible," Wolf said during an interview with Scout.com that will be published this week. "The sky is really the limit with that."

D.J. Wolfe could be a potential second day steal as he's been able to adjust to different situations throughout his entire college career.


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