Jaguars Scout the Big East

The Big East Conference is certainly a basketball superpower, but they no longer have power teams in college football, at least not this year. Still, there are plenty of talented players for the Jaguars to scout. Find out which players from which teams the Jags have been looking at.

JagNation has confirmed scouts from the Jaguars attendance at Saturday's USF-Louisville game. Although Louisville is having a down year, they still have a few prospects that NFL scouts are looking including redshirt senior quarterback Hunter Cantwell. Cantwell looks the part of a prototypical passer, as he stands 6'4" tall and weighs 236 lbs. A former walk-on, Cantwell had to wait his turn behind Brian Brohm before finally getting his shot this year. Cantwell has good size and even better arm strength, and he can make all the throws. He's a tough kid, but he's inexperienced. On the season, Cantwell has completed just 57.4% of his throws for 1153 yards, and has as many touchdowns as interceptions (eight). Cantwell is currently projected as a late first, early second-day pick.

Cantwell has to take the snaps from someone, and that someone is Louisville senior center Eric Wood. Wood has good size at 6'4", 308 lbs., and surprising athleticism. Wood is a smart player, a good worker, and is very good in pass protection. Wood is currently projected as an early second-day pick, and with the Jaguars need for some additional young depth in the middle of their line, Wood could be an excellent choice.

Some other prospects from Louisville are senior defensive tackle Earl Heyman, senior cornerback Woodny Turenne, and senior fullback Brock Bolen.

USF certainly has a player that could help the Jaguars in defensive end George Selvie. Selvie is a little undersized to be an every downs 4-3 defensive end as he's just 6'4", 252 lbs., but there is a premium on pass rushers in the NFL and Selvie can certainly get to the quarterback. The redshirt junior end was a consensus first team All-America pick following his sophomore campaign in which he registered 14 sacks. This season he's been slowed a bit with an ankle injury, but still has 25 tackles, seven TFL, and two sacks. Selvie has an explosive first step and is compared to the Colts Dwight Freeney. He is currently rated as the second-best defensive end in the country and will likely be an early first-round pick.

Selvie won't be the only player from the Bulls defense to hear his name called on draft day, as outside linebacker Tyrone McKenzie is a fantastic prospect in his own right. McKenzie stands 6'2", 235 lbs., and runs in the 4.5's. McKenzie is a very fundamental tackler and can shed blocks. He is among the new breed of smaller, speedier, playmaking linebackers. McKenzie has been ultra-productive as he's recorded over 100 tackles in his sophomore and junior seasons, and is on pace to eclipse that total this year. USF's "T-Mac" is currently projected as an early second-round pick.

Some other defensive players from USF that are legitimate draft prospects are junior defensive tackle Aaron Harris, senior cornerback Carlton Williams, and junior free safety Nate Allen.

On offense, scouts will be looking at junior quarterback Matt Grothe, senior wide receiver Taurus Johnson, senior tight end Cedric Hill, senior center Jake Griffin, and junior wide receiver Jessie Hester, Jr.


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