JagNation.com has confirmed the attendance of Jaguars scouts at Thursday's Maryland-Virginia Tech game. The top NFL prospect from the University of Maryland could fill a need for the Jaguars. Junior wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is a deep threat that every NFL team needs, as the 6'2", 206 lb. wideout has been clocked in the 4.2's (40-yard dash). Heyward-Bey was an honorable mention all-America choice last season, and has put forth a solid junior campaign despite the Maryland offense being inconsistent. Entering Thursday's action, he caught 25 receptions for 404 yards, and five total touchdowns. Despite his modest numbers, Hayward-Bey is projected as a first-round pick.
Another Terp that can be a solid prospect and would fill a depth need is guard Jaimie Thomas. Thomas is a road-grating 6'4", 332 lb. left guard who is coming back from a broken leg that he suffered a year ago. Thomas is projected as a second-day pick.
Some other Terps that are offensive prospects are junior fullback Cory Jackson, senior tight end Dan Gronkowski, senior offensive tackle Dane Randolph, and senior center Edwin Williams.
Defensive prospects from Maryland are senior middle linebacker Dave Philistin, senior outside linebacker Moise Fokou, senior defensive end Jeremy Navarre, and junior safety Jamari McCollough.
The Virginia Tech Hokies have a host of NFL talent on their sidelines, and no player is more highly rated than cornerback Victor "Macho" Harris. Harris is a complete corner in which he has good size (5'11", 194 lbs.), he is a smart player, he has good ball skills, and he's not afraid to tackle. Harris adds a special teams dimension in which he can return kicks and punts. Harris has played a little wide receiver this season to go along with his duties at corner, and is expected to be a late first or early second-round pick.
The Jaguars scouts didn't have to look far to find another prospect, as Harris' secondary-mate, junior free safety Kam Chancellor is a top talent at his position. Chancellor has great size at 6'4", 224 lbs. and will use his size to intimidate wide receivers. Harris is a former quarterback that has made a seamless transition to free safety, and had 33 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, and a pass defensed entering Thursday's action. Chancellor is currently projected as a second-round pick.
On the offensive side of the ball, Virginia Tech junior guard Serio Render is a solid prospect. Render measures in at 6'3", 314 lbs. and has great intellect and footwork. Render is on the Outland Tropy watch list, and is projected as a second-round pick.
Other offensive line prospects from Virginia Tech include junior tackle Ed Wang and senior center Ryan Shuman.
Defensive prospects from the Hokies include senior middle linebacker Brett Warren, junior outside linebacker Cody Grimm, senior outside linebacker Orion Martin, junior outside linebacker Cam Martin, junior cornerback Stephan Virgil, and junior strong safety Dorian Porch.
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