New Jaguar Profile: Lamar Myles

The Jaguars front office was much busier following the actual draft than they while the selections were being made, as they signed 13 free agents. As always, JagNation will deliver the complete scouting reports on these lesser known, newest Jaguars, and what their chances are of finding a roster spot in Jacksonville. Introducing new Jaguar, Lamar Myles...

The Jaguars showed considerable interest in former University of Louisville linebacker Lamar Myles, and he was one of their first phone calls when the draft was over on Sunday.

The undersized outside linebacker measures in at 6'0", 220 lbs., and ran the 40-yard dash as low as 4.48 seconds. Myles is a certain candidate for a move from linebacker to strong safety, based on his lack of size and his wealth of speed.

Among Myles' positive attributes include great athleticism, good upper-body muscle tone, very good strength and balance, he adjusts to the ball well in air, and he is a very good tackler.

Some of Myles' negatives include his technique in pass coverage on deep routes, getting off blocks by larger men, and his frame is more or less filled out, and any additional muscle will likely affect his speed.

Here's what Scout.com Draft Expert and former NFL scout Tom Marino has to say about Lamar Myles—
Little guy (220 max), who was tough and competitive. Out of position playing on the inside, but may not be athlete enough to line up at the will backer position. A good deal stiffer then I would have expected. Adequate to process, but I didn't think he showed A-1 playing instincts. Runs around and made plays, but don't know where he fits in a pro scheme. Late-round consideration.

Does Myles have a chance to make the Jaguars roster? He should have as good of a chance as any of the undrafted free agents. The Jaguars currently have Reggie Nelson and Gerald Sensabaugh as their starting safeties, and not much depth behind them, as the team has just Jamaal Fudge who hasn't wowed anyone with his play to this point in his career.


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