JagNation.com has confirmed the attendance of Jaguars scouts in Friday night's Boise State-San Jose State game. The team has certainly never shied away from smaller school prospects, so they could uncover some gems during Friday's game.
The most famous player that will be suiting up Friday will be Boise State running back Ian Johnson. Johnson gained fame in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl when he scored the winning two-point conversion in Boise State's improbable 42-41 victory over Oklahoma. Although Johnson will live in infamy for that run and then his marriage proposal to his now wife following the score, he
is more than just a one-year or one-game wonder.
The 5'11", 198 lb. redshirt senior has aspirations of playing at the next level. Johnson runs in the low 4.4's (40-yard dash), and has great field vision. The powerful slasher isn't afraid of contact, and can get the tough yards inside and can break his runs outside. Johnson is currently projected as an early second-day pick, and could add some more depth to the Jaguars backfield.
Paving the way for Johnson is H-back Richie Brockel, the fourth-rated fullback in the country. Brockel, a redshirt junior, stands 6'2", 248 lbs. and runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.6's. Brockel is a tough blocker with soft hands, and is currently projected as a late second-day pick.
A few other offensive prospects from Boise State are 6'0", 196 lb. wide receiver Jeremy Childs, who is projected as an early to mid second-day pick, and redshirt senior guard Andrew Woodruff, who is a 6'2", 322 lb. mauler at right guard.
Although the Broncos aren't known for their defense, they have a few players that will catch the Jaguars eyes. Their secondary of redshirt junior cornerback Kyle Wilson, redshirt sophomore safety Jeron Johnson, and senior safety Ellis Powers may all play at the next level. Redshirt senior defensive end Mike T. Williams projects as a pass rusher on the next level, as he stands 6'4", 248 lbs., and his opposite bookend Ryan Winterswyk, a redshirt sophomore could be an even better prospect if he comes out this year.
The top prospect from San Jose State is redshirt senior cornerback Coye Francies. Francies stands 6'0", 185 lbs., and runs a 4.38 40-yard dash. Francies is a transfer from Oregon State who is a physical, hard-working corner for his size, who can also return punts. Francies is currently projected as a late first or early second-day pick whose stock is rising.
Playing opposite Francies is senior cornerback Christopher Owens. Owens is a bit undersized at 5'10", 178 lbs., but he more than makes up for it with his 4.38 40 speed, as well as his great ball skills. The duo of Francies and Owens make up one of the best and most underrated corner combinations in the country. Owens is currently projected as a second-day pick.
Some of the other pro prospects for San Jose State defensively are redshirt senior defensive end Jeff Schweiger, junior defensive end Carl Ihenacho, redshirt junior linebacker Justin Cole, redshirt senior defensive tackle Jarron Gilbert, and senior free safety Kyle Flynn. All are currently rated as late second-day picks.
Some of the top offensive prospects that the Jaguars will be looking at Friday are junior quarterback Kyle Reed, senior running back Yonus Davis, senior wide receiver David Richmond, and senior tight end Jeff Clark.
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