New Jaguar Scouting Report

Unlike last year, the Jaguars haven't been very active during the opening weekend of free agency. They did manage to strike on the first day with the signing of a safety. Our NFL Experts gave us a scouting report on the Jaguars newest free agent acquisition.

Sean Considine was signed by the Jaguars, which led to an inbox of emails asking who Sean Considine was and if he could play. NFL Expert Chris Steuber is a native of the greater Philadelphia area, and has seen every game new Jaguars safety Sean Considine has played in since being selected by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Here's what he had to say—

Although Eagles fans have attacked him quite a bit, Sean isn't as bad as everyone says, he's just limited in some areas. The first thing is that he doesn't have the size to be a full-time safety. He's very fundamentally sound and positions himself well to make plays, but he doesn't consistently wrap up and attacks too high. He's a high effort player and doesn't have great speed, but he does a nice job covering over the top.

At this stage in his career, Considine is a quality special teams player who can be a situational safety. If he's forced into playing full-time, he will be exposed, run down and ultimately have injury problems.

The measureables:

The four-year veteran from Iowa stands 6'0", 212 lbs., and is 27 years of age. He was a former walk-on at Iowa, who played both running back and linebacker in high school. When coming out of Iowa, he ran a 4.46 40-yard dash, with a max bench of 345 lbs., 512 lb. squat, 43" vertical leap, and 31 5/8" arm length, and 9 1/8" hands.

Our view:

There are usually no bargains in the opening days, much less the opening hours of free agency, and the Jags aren't likely to have found an enormous diamond in the rough with Considine, being that they signed him to just a two-year, $3 million deal. They are getting a potential special teams star who can fill in at safety in a pinch. Low reward, low risk signing.

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