Late Round Targets

It doesn't seem likely that a quarterback is going to fall to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the NFL draft, however general manager Gene Smith did indicate they will look for a quarterback that they could develop. Find out which late round developmental prospects the Jaguars are paying attention to.

It's clear the Jaguars need to address the quarterback position at somepoint in the draft. While it's possible they could target a player like Tony Pike or Dan LeFevour in the mid-rounds, let's take a look at some late round prospects who could be developed into some gems. In this installment, we're going to take a look at Edinboro's quarterback, Trevor Harris.

Measureables:

Height: 6-2
Weight: 222 lbs.

Scouting Report:

Like a previous prospect we covered in Andy Schmitt, I doubt anyone has a clue who Trevor Harris is of the Edinboro Scots. Harris was a 4 year starter at Edinboro and was wildly productive. For his career at Edinboro he threw for a total of 11,899 yards, 100 passing touchdowns, and 31 interceptions. Harris was also a threat on the ground running for good yardage nearly every game. Harris is not considered a "run around" quarterback by most scouts, however. Harris was also rather accurate, completing over 60% of his passes every season. As we all know though, accuracy as it relates to the NFL is hard to gauge in college, especially playing in a lower division like Edinboro.

While Trevor Harris played in a lower division than most teams look for for quarterbacks, it's hard to over look a player with his kind of production. Harris was a three-time All-PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) selection and won the offensive player of the year award twice in his career. He was a playmaker as a quarterback with the ability to beat you with his arm and do damage running with the football. He is a tough kid that will play through injuries and he's got just enough size to be durable. He can consistently make most NFL throws and is accurate on the short and intermediate routes. Harris posses a lot of the intangibles teams look for in a quarterback, he's got a swagger about him, is a winner, and can rally the troops in the huddle.

Despite the potential upside that Trevor Harris posses, there are of course concerns. He has questions about his arm strength as he didn't often throw the football deep. He's never faced big time defensive backs playing at Edinboro, but it should be mentioned he did face IUP's Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, who is skyrocketing up draft boards. Level of competition is always going to be a question for ultra-productive players like Trevor Harris, despite the recent successes of players like Joe Flacco, Tony Romo, and even former San Diego Torero and current Buccaneer Josh Johnson to an extent. As mentioned Harris is very talented and sometimes it looks to be a detriment to him. He relied a lot on his natural talent to make plays in a conference of inferior athletes. While that's not necessarily a bad thing, it does give a player like that a false sense of self worth heading to the next level where he will undoubtedly have a rude awakening. At the NFL window he won't be able to pick up as much yardage running the football or force passes like he did at Edinboro. It should be noted however, Harris did not look out of place at all in the Cactus Bowl against a higher level of competition.

There are some concerning cons and interesting pros to Trevor Harris. Most scouts believe he has a huge potential for upside at the next level given his attitude and natural ability. While he may never be a frontline starter, he does posses the ability to potentially be a great back-up quarterback. It's likely that Harris goes undrafted, but he's likely to be one of the most sought after UDFA quarterbacks this draft season. He's been scouted by as many as 16 NFL teams multiple times, including the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jaguars scouted Trevor Harris multiple times including a game in September, attended his Pro Day, and have a private workout scheduled for April 13th.

Alfie Crow is a contributor to JagNation.com and also the co-host of CB Sports Radio on ESPN 1420 in St. Augustine, FL. You can contact him at alfie@jagnation.com or follow him on twitter @alfiecrow

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