The Jaguars were one of just a few teams that made the northerly journey to the University of North Dakota to take in the Sioux's Pro Day. One of the players that caught the Jaguars scout's eyes was wide receiver/return specialist, Weston Dressler.
Dressler was a standout at Division II North Dakota as he was a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy, given to the top player in Division II. Dressler was named to his second AP Little All-America first team after catching 76 passes for 1232 yards, and 13 touchdowns for the Sioux. Dressler holds 19 individual school records including career receptions (243), career receiving yards (3382), career touchdowns (38), and career all-purpose yards (7072).
As most intelligent JagNation readers know, statistics in college don't always translate to professional success, especially when the statistics came in D-2 against D-2 competition. What does translate are the measurables, and Weston Dressler has plenty of those. Dressler is small in stature, at just 5'8", 172 lbs., but he has been clocked consistently in the 4.4's (40 yard dash). His 35 inch vertical leap is enough for him to outleap many defensive backs, and his 9 feet, 5 inch broad jump shows great athleticism. Most scouts show this former North Dakota star to fall as an undrafted free agent.
"Hopefully I'll get a chance to sign as a free agent," Dressler said. "I want to get into a camp and prove something. I'm just going to wait around until after the (NFL) draft and hopefully get a phone call. I want to play somewhere for a while and see how it goes."
Dressler could be to the Jaguars what they envisioned when they drafted Chad Owens out of Hawaii a few years ago. Dressler is a short, shifty type of player who has great hands and special teams ability. Owens had a similar skill set without as much speed coming out of college. The Jaguars loved what they had in Owens in the preseason, but he couldn't put his game together when the games counted in the regular season. Can Dressler be that missing piece on the Jaguars offense and special teams? Nobody knows for sure, but it likely wouldn't cost the team much to find out.
Who? Weston Dressler.
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