JagNation has confirmed the attendance of Jaguars scouts at Saturday's Rutgers-USF game in Tampa, FL. Although Rutgers is certainly underachieving this season, they still have some players that could make a difference on the next level. Junior wide receiver Kenny Britt is one of the finest prospects in the nation at his position, and his 6'4", 215 lb. frame could have Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio salivating. This giant target is great at winning jump balls, and has 4.4 speed to go along with his superior size. Despite the Scarlet Knights struggling to score points at times this year, Britt has caught 60 passes for 821 yards with four touchdowns entering Saturday's action. Britt is currently projected as a first or second-round pick.
Another player who could fill a need on the Jaguars defense is senior free safety Courtney Greene. Greene measures in at 6'1", 214 lbs., and is a punishing hitter in the secondary. Greene is one of the fastest players on the Rutgers team as he is clocked in the low 4.4's, and is putting together a fine season with 62 tackles, one interception, one TFL, and two passes defensed. Greene is projected as an early second-day pick.
Some other Scarlet Knights who may make an impact on the next level are junior middle linebacker Ryan D'Imperio, senior outside linebacker Kevin Malast, senior defensive end Jamaal Westerman, and senior defensive tackle Pete Tverdov.
On the offensive side of the ball, some players to keep an eye on are senior quarterback Mike Teel, senior wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, and senior tight end Kevin Brock.
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 35 tackles, 13 TFL, and five 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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