Ajirotutu Getting Looks

Jacksonville Jaguars taking a look at former Bulldog wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu…

Statistically, the Jaguars offense was their strongest unit through the 2009 season. Apparently it wasn't good enough as the Jaguars look to rebuild with younger talent at several spots. Find out some of the players that the Jaguars took a strong interest in over the past two weeks.

The Jaguars wide receiving corps showed a lot of promise a year ago as Mike Sims-Walker began to show his potential as a possible number one receiver, and rookie Mike Thomas made plays when given the opportunity. The Jaguars are still looking to get younger and better at the position as they took an interest in a few receivers.

At the East-West Shrine Game, the Jaguars spent considerable time with Fresno State wide-out Seyi Ajirotutu. Jacksonville was drawn to Ajirotutu's 6'3", 207 lb. size and great body control.

"In front of the scouts I think I did really well," Ajirotutu told JagNation. "I think I blocked, I caught the ball. I think I did everything I could possibly do."

We asked the former Fresno State Bulldog what he would bring to the Jaguars or any other team drafts him.

"Size, and the ability to run, block and catch," the man with the difficult name to pronounce said. "I can do all things that they need me to do. If they need me to do more, just let me know."

Another pass catcher the Jaguars took an interest in was former Ole Miss standout Shay Hodge. The 6'1", 207 lb. wide-out runs seamless routes and has strong hands like 2009 Jaguars leading receiver Mike Sims-Walker. Scout.com's Chris Steuber had this to say about Hodge--

Hodge has been a very productive receiver for Ole Miss the last three years and had a breakout season in 2009. He was Jevan Snead's primary target and elevated his game to the tune of 70 receptions for 1,135 yards and eight touchdowns. This is a deep wide receiver class, and Hodge's lack of speed will hurt him come April. But he could improve his stock to a mid-round grade if he displays good route running and sure hands in workouts.

To read the full scouting report on Hodge, click here: http://profootball.scout.com/2/942191.html

Another wide-out the Jaguars took an interest in is local University of Florida product Riley Cooper. Cooper had his ups and downs during Senior Bowl week as the 6'3", 214 lb. receiver looked like the best player on the field on Monday, dropped several easy passes on Tuesday, then rebounded with a nice practice on Wednesday. Scout.com's Chris Steuber had this to say about Cooper-

Cooper had a breakout season in 2009 hauling in 51 passes for 961 yards and nine touchdowns; he became a go-to-guy for Tim Tebow. Cooper's size and ability in the red zone will make him attractive to teams in need of wide receiver depth. He's an outstanding athlete and if football doesn't work out, he's an accomplished baseball player and could pursue that as a profession. Cooper will most likely be a mid-round selection.

To read the full scouting report on Riley Cooper, click here: http://profootball.scout.com/2/942095.html

Scout.com's Ed Thompson asked Cooper what he brings to an NFL team and here's how he responded--

I'm a big guy, I'm physical. I block well, I've got good hands, and I'm a big target. I think they can use some guys like me in the NFL. I am really good at boxing defenders out, putting my body in front of theirs, coming back to the ball, and being aggressive toward the ball. That's kind of my gig, so I'm looking forward to it.

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