Showing Big Interest in Small School Prospect

The Jaguars are in the process of rebuilding their roster and much of that rebuilding process will take place during next month's draft. The team has been looking at prospects all over the country and they've seemed to take a special interest in a player from a small school that will undoubtedly be a first-day pick.

The Jaguars are one of the teams who have aggressively courted Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas. Delmas is a South Florida native who was a four-year starter for the WMU Broncos, and is one of the best NFL prospects in the history of the program.

The all-MAC performer had his Pro Day last week, and the Jaguars were one of 21 teams in attendance. Delmas performed some position drills, but didn't participate in the measurables, as he decided to stand on his combine numbers. At the NFL Combine last month, Delmas ran a 4.52 second 40-yard dash, had a 37" vertical leap, and a 10'6" broad jump.

In his 44 games for the Broncos, Delmas racked up 12 interceptions, 303 total tackles (including 109 in 2008), 18 passes defensed and one forced fumble. He is currently ranked as's top free safety and is projected as a second-round draft pick.

The Jaguars not only traveled to Delmas' Pro Day, but they also had a private workout with Delmas and were said to be very impressed. The team obviously feels that he can help what was the 24th ranked passing defense a year ago. Still, one of the biggest knocks on Delmas is his lack of bulk, as he stands just 6'0", 202 lbs. Delmas is not known as a big hitter and is not overly strong.

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