Jaguars Head Back to the SEC

The Jaguars scouts are once again checking out what could be the most physical conference in college football, the SEC. The last two Jaguars draft picks were SEC defensive players, Derrick Harvey and Reggie Nelson, and it's a possibility that the Jags could stay local again. Find out which game Jaguars scouts were at and which players they saw.

JagNation has confirmed the presence of Jaguars scouts at Saturday's tilt between Vanderbilt and Kentucky. The top prospect in the game from Vandy is certainly junior cornerback D.J. Moore. Moore measures in at 5'10", 184 lbs., and runs the 40 in 4.38 seconds. Moore is a dual threat as he locks down at corner and is a solid special teams return man. On the season, Moore has registered 39 tackles, three interceptions, one sack, six passes defensed, and a forced fumble (entering Saturday's action). He also has 16 punt returns for 243 yards, and 19 kickoff returns for 364 yards. Moore is currently projected as a first-round pick.

You don't have to look far to find another NFL prospect from Vanderbilt as D.J. Moore's teammate in the secondary, senior strong safety Reshard Langford is turning heads. Langford is physical, as his 6'1", 212 lb. size would project, and he is solid in coverage. Langford has average speed (4.5 40-yard dash), but he makes plays in games. Entering Saturday's action Langford tallied 54 tackles, two interceptions, three TFL, two passes defensed, and one forced fumble. Langford is expected to be a late-round pick.

Some other defensive prospects from Vanderbilt are junior middle linebacker Patrick Benoist, junior defensive end Broderick Stewart, junior cornerback Myron Lewis, and junior free safety Ryan Hamilton. On offense, senior wide receiver George Smith is considered a late-round prospect.

Although Kentucky is mostly considered a basketball school, there are plenty of solid prospects in the football program. The most highly touted at this point is junior cornerback Trevard Lindley. Lindley measures in at 6'0", 178 lbs. and runs in the 4.3's (40-yard dash). Lindley possesses great ball skills which are evidenced by his four interceptions and nine passes defensed entering Saturday's play. He also has accumulated 29 tackles and one TFL. Lindley is projected as a first-round pick.

Another defensive prospect from the Wildcats is junior defensive end Jeremy Jarmon. Jarmon has prototypical NFL size at 6'3", 278 lbs., and can play outside and inside in pass rush situations. Jarmon runs in the 4.8's (40-yard dash), and can fill up the stat sheet as he has 27 tackles, eight TFL, 3.5 sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble, and five quarterback hurries entering Saturday's action. Jarmon currently projects as a late first, early second-day pick.

One other featured defensive player from Kentucky is active junior middle linebacker Micah Johnson. Johnson has the size to play in the middle in a 4-3 scheme as he stands 6'2", 252 lbs. Although he's not the fastest linebacker (4.6's in the 40-yard dash), he can make plays using good instincts. Johnson has 63 tackles, 10 TFL, 1.5 sacks, two passes defensed, and one forced fumble. Johnson currently projects as a late first, early second-day pick.

A few other defensive prospects from UK are senior outside linebacker Johnny Williams, senior outside linebacker Braxton Kelley, senior defensive tackle Myron Pryor, junior defensive tackle Corey Peters, and senior free safety Marcus McClinton.

Offensive prospects include senior running back Tony Dixon and senior offensive tackle Garry Williams. Special teams prospects are junior kicker Lones Seiber, and senior punter Tim Mashay.


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