The Jaguars and their coaching staff visited Georgia Southern University this week to take in their Pro Day. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was especially interested in quarterback Jayson Foster. Foster, a 5'7", 169 lb. option quarterback was one of the most exciting players in college football, even if you didn't know his name.
Foster was the 2007 Walter Payton Award winner and was named Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year. The dynamic athlete was more of a running threat than that of a passer, as he completed just 109 of 170 pass attempts for 1203 yards, with 6 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Despite throwing for just over 1200 yards, Foster still finished with better than 3000 total yards of offense while playing both quarterback and wide receiver.
When we mentioned Gregg Williams' interest above, it wasn't a typo, as the Jaguars have thoughts about moving Foster over to the defensive side of the football. Foster is considered an athlete primarily, and with his 40-yard dash timed as low as a 4.28, Foster has natural speed and athleticism that should be able to be utilized at some spot on the football field.
"Coming from a small school, someone might downplay your accomplishment, so these workouts give me a chance to show what I can do," said Foster.
Foster could be a return specialist while he learns the ropes on the defensive side of the ball, and he's no stranger to change, as he switched from wide receiver to quarterback while at Georgia Southern. Foster's agent had this to say about his client, regarding the uniqueness of his abilities—
"I've already had more scouts today request more tape on Foster to look at. He's in a position where there's a lot of interest. Few players are like him. Zealously, and I'd say truthfully, he's the most versatile kid in the country."
The former Georgia Southern athlete is slated to be anywhere from a late second-day selection to a possible undrafted free agent.
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