Jaguars Looking at Big Guys

Despite Khalif Barnes having a great start to the 2008 season, the Jaguars still have issues on their offensive line. Barnes will hit free agency following the season and he will cost the Jaguars or some other team a pretty penny. With the interior of the Jaguars offensive line injured and aging, there is certainly a need to add some younger depth. Find out what game they'll be watching today.

JagNation has confirmed the attendance of Jaguars scouts in Saturday's Ole Miss-Alabama game, a game which will feature some of the best offensive line prospects in the country led by Ole Miss left tackle Michael Oher. Some of the other prospects are Ole Miss tackle John Jerry, guard Maurice Miller, and Alabama tackle Andre Smith.

Michael Oher - Ole Miss, LT (Senior) 6'5", 320 lbs. Oher may be the best left tackle prospect in years, as he is a rock on the left side that can secure an offensive line for 10-12 years assuming he stays injury free. Oher is smart, athletic, and has a nasty streak. His body is ready for the NFL and he is a top pass protector. May be the top pick in the draft.

John Jerry - Ole Miss, RT (Junior) 6'5", 348 lbs. Jerry has played both tackle and guard in his collegiate career. Jerry is often overshadowed, but is a good player in his own right and has a nasty streak. The mammoth tackle needs to get better with his footwork, but is considered a solid prospect right now. Currently an early second-day pick.

Maurice Miller - Ole Miss, OG (Senior) 6'3", 343 lbs. Miller has played both tackle and guard while at Ole Miss. Smart player, good student, very good run-blocker. Currently a late-round pick.

Andre Smith - Alabama, OT (Junior) 6'4", 320 lbs. Smith is a first team all-SEC performer from 2007 and would get more attention at his position if it wasn't for Michael Oher. Tough with great footwork, Smith is considered a first-round pick at this time.


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