Jags Looking for Versatility

Aside from Marcedes Lewis, the Jaguars roster of tight ends are filled with hybrid type of athletes that are much better receivers than blockers. Find out which dual-threat big man that the Jaguars have been talking to.

Penn State tight end Andrew Quarless didn't have huge numbers throughout his collegiate career, but he showed up in big games.

"I love the white-out games (at Penn State), it's one of the best atmosphere's to play in," Quarless said. "Games like that where there's lots of energy from the fans I enjoy that a lot."

Quarless's tireless efforts as a senior helped him get on the NFL radar.

"I feel that I really finished up very strong in my senior year," the former Nittany Lion told JagNation. "Heading in, I really nitpicked on my game the previous offseason. I just wanted to work on little things and become the complete tight end. I think it definitely showed this year."

We asked Quarless what he would bring to the Jaguars or any other potential NFL employer.

"Versatility at tight end. To be able to stretch the middle of the field and also be able to come down and really smack an end right in the face. You have to be able to do that to be an all-around tight end."

When asked which current NFL tight end he patterns his game after, Quarless picked a player who's destined for Canton.

"Tony Gonzalez is a guy who's an inspiration of mine and the reason he's been in the NFL for so long is because of his physicality, how he plays the game. I like Kellen Winslow's route running too."

When asked what he does best, Quarless quickly responded—

"Route running comes natural to me but I've worked real hard the last couple years on my blocking. Whether it's hand placement, or what, I think I'm pretty good at both of them so far."

He, like many others has described his Shrine Bowl experience in a very positive light—

"All the interviews have gone really well and this is a great opportunity for me. I feel like every interview has been a positive interview and I feel like they now have a better feel for who I am."

Quarless capped his Shrine Bowl week by catching the game-winning touchdown in the East team's 13-10 victory over the West. That touchdown reception likely won't be his last as he is projected as a mid-round selection.


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