JagNation has confirmed the attendance of Jaguars scouts at Saturday's West Virginia-Pittsburgh game, otherwise known as "The Backyard Brawl." Among the intriguing prospects that are playing is WVU quarterback Pat White. At just 6'0" (listed height), 192 lbs. Pat White looks like anything but the prototypical NFL quarterback. Still his athleticism is intriguing for many teams and the Jaguars may look to move him to wide receiver, a la the team's current leading receiver, Matt Jones. White has been clocked in the 4.3's (40-yard dash) and he has great vision for his size. Although White throws the underneath pass well, it is far from likely that any NFL team will give him much of a chance at quarterback aside from emergency situations. Still, White is projected as a late first, early second-day prospect at this time.
Another prospect who could fill a certain need for the Jags is WVU junior left guard Greg Isdaner. Isdaner is a three-year starter for the Mountaineers who excels in run blocking, as you would expect with their spread offense. Isdaner measures in at 6'4", 306 lbs. and runs a 40 in just over five seconds. He was named on the Lomardi and Outland Trophy watch lists. Isdaner is currently projected as a second to third-round draft pick.
One other defensive prospect from WVU is strong safety Quinton Andrews. The junior measures in at 5'11", 208 lbs. and runs a 4.46 40-yard dash. Entering Saturday's action, Andrews had racked up 62 tackles, four TFL, and six passes defensed. Andrews is currently projected as an early second-day pick.
Some other prospects from WVU are senior outside linebacker Morty Ivy, senior outside linebacker John Holmes, senior center Mike Dent, and senior K/P Pat McAfee.
The top draft eligible prospect from Pittsburgh could certainly serve a need for the Jaguars. Junior offensive tackle Joe Thomas may have the same name as the great offensive tackle from the Cleveland Browns, but he's not quite as accomplished, at least not yet. Thomas measures in at 6'5", 305 lbs., and has good athleticism and feet. He has played both tackle and guard in his career, and could play both at the next level. Thomas is currently projected as a third-round pick.
Another prospect from the Panthers is senior middle linebacker Scott McKillop. McKillop has good size for the position at 6'1", 240 lbs., runs in the 4.6's, and is a candidate for the Butkus, Bednarik, Bronco Nagurski, and Rotary Lombardi Awards. Entering Saturday's action, McKillop registered 106 tackles, 14.5 TFL, four sacks, three passes defensed, one interception (returned for a TD), and five quarterback hurries. McKillop is currently projected as an early second-day pick.
Some other defensive prospects from Pitt are redshirt sophomore defensive end Greg Romeus, junior defensive tackle Mick Williams, and senior free safety Eric Thatcher.
Offensive prospects are redshirt sophomore running back LeSean "Shady" McCoy, senior fullback Conredge Collins, senior wide receiver Derek Kinder, junior wide receiver Oderick Turner, junior tight end Nate Byham, and senior guard C.J. Davis. Special teams prospects are senior kicker Conor Lee and senior punter Dave Brytus.
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