Talent Out West on Display for the Jags

Although it's been somewhat of a down year for the Pac-10, there are still plenty of players that could make an impact on Sunday's next year. Find out which players the Jaguars could call in April's draft.

In Saturday's Stanford-UCLA game, there were several draft eligible prospects that played in the game that would represent areas of need for Jacksonville. One of which is Stanford redshirt senior defensive end Pannel Egboh. Egboh has NFL size at 6'6", 272 lbs., and has ran his 40 in the low 4.7's. The fifth-rated defensive end in the country, Egboh is quick off the snap and has the frame to add even more muscle without losing quickness. He is better against the run than rushing the passer, but his long arms enable him to get off blocks. Egboh is currently projected as a first-day pick.

Another player who could potentially help the Jaguars is Stanford redshirt junior strong safety Bo McNally. McNally stands 6'0" and weighs 208 lbs., and is the fifth-ranked strong safety in the nation. He is a ball-hawk and is better against the pass than the run. McNally is currently projected as a second-day pick, and with the Jaguars need for more talented safeties, they could select McNally early in the second-day.

A few other defensive prospects from Stanford are linebackers Pat Maynor and Clinton Snyder, defensive tackle Ekom Udofia, and corners Wopamo Osaisai and Kris Evans. Snyder, a redshirt junior could be a first-day pick if he comes out early, and all the others are projected as second-day picks.

Offensively, Stanford has a few interesting prospects in redshirt junior tackle Chris Marinelli and redshirt senior center Alex Fletcher. Both are very smart players who project as second-day picks. Running backs Toby Gerhart and Anthony Kimble are solid, under the radar prospects that could be productive on the next level.

If the Jaguars looked to the opposite sideline, a player that certainly caught their eyes was UCLA junior cornerback Alterraun Verner. The explosive 5'11", 180 lb. corner runs in the low 4.4's, and is a solid man to man defender. Verner has great instincts and ball skills, and currently projects as a late first-day pick.

Two other defensive players from UCLA to keep an eye on are linebackers Reggie Carter and Korey Bosworth. Carter, a redshirt junior is the fifth-ranked inside linebacker in the nation and projects as a late first-day pick. Bosworth is a tough, productive outside linebacker who can probably use one more year of school.

Some of the top offensive prospects from UCLA are junior fullback Chane Moline and senior halfback Kahlil Bell. Both are considered late-round picks, but both may be steals.


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