JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars are Senior Bowl-bound.
Actually, it’s more accurate to say some of the Jaguars are bound for the Senior Bowl, because the team’s presence at the college all-star game in Mobile, Alabama, will be far more limited this year than in recent seasons.
The Jaguars’ coaching staff coached the South team in the game each of the last three seasons. With Doug Marrone having replaced Gus Bradley as head coach – and with the Jaguars still in the final stages assembling a coaching staff – Marrone will not attend this year’s event.
General Manager David Caldwell and many of the Jaguars’ scouts will work the game. Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin also is not scheduled to attend.
We’ll have coverage of Senior Bowl week on jaguars.com Tuesday through Thursday, but for now, here’s a position-by-position look at the Senior Bowl:
North: Nate Peterman, Pittsburgh; Sefo Liufau, Colorado; C.J. Beathard, Iowa
South: Davis Webb, California; Antonio Pipkin, Tiffin; Josh Dobbs, Tennessee
Comment: Peterman and Webb are both considered mid-to-late round selections, with the rest of this year’s Senior Bowl quarterbacks generally considered seventh-round or free-agent possibilities.
North: Kareem Hunt, Toledo; Corey Clement, Wisconsin; Sam Rogers (FB), Virginia Tech; De’Veon Smith, Michigan
South: Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State; Matt Dayes, North Carolina State; Jamaal Williams, Brigham Young
Comment: Most of the tailbacks in this year’s game are considered mid-to-late-round selections.
North: Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington; Zay Jones, East Carolina; Amara Darboh, Michigan; Trent Taylor, Louisiana Tech; Amba Etta-Tawo, Syracuse; Jamari Staples, Louisville; Jalen Robinette, Air Force.
South: Artavis Scott, Clemson; Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky; Ryan Switzer, North Carolina; Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M; Travin Dural, LSU; Fred Ross, Mississippi State; Chad Williams, Grambling State.
Comment: Kupp – a potential second-round selection – may be the top prospect in this group with Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook passing on the game last week. Jones, Darboh, Scott and Taylor all are projected as second- or third-round possibilities.
North: Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas; Michael Roberts, Toledo; Jonnu Smith, Florida International
South: O.J. Howard, Alabama; Evan Engram, Ole Miss; Gerald Everett, South Alabama
Comment: This is considered a good draft for tight ends with Howard generally considered the top tight end in the class overall.
North: Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh; Taylor Moton, Western Michigan; Julién Davenport, Bucknell; Zach Banner, Southern California
South: Antonio Garcia, Troy; Conor McDermott, UCLA; Justin Senior, Mississippi State
Comment: This isn’t considered an elite offensive-tackle class, but this is a good Senior Bowl for the position with Bisnowaty, Moton, Banner and Garcia all potential second-round selections.
North: Dan Feeney, Indiana; Dion Dawkins (T), Temple; Jordan Morgan, Kutztown; Kyle Kalis, Michigan.
South: Isaac Asiata, Utah; Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky; Danny Isidora, Miami; Jessamen Dunker, Tennessee St.; Nico Siragusa, San Diego State
Comment: Feeney is one of the best players in the game regardless of position and could be a first-round selection. Dawkins has been projected in the second round.
North: Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia; Kyle Fuller, Baylor
South: Ethan Pocic; Jon Toth, Kentucky
Comment: This is a strong group with Pocic and Orlosky possible second-round selections and Fuller a possible third-round selection.
North: Chris Wormley (DT), Michigan; Tarell Basham, Ohio; Dawuane Smoot, Illinois; Isaac Rochell, Notre Dame
South: Jordan Willis, Kansas State; Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova; Keionta Davis, UT-Chattanooga; Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M; Josh Carraway, TCU
Comment: Wormley and Willis appear to be the top players in this group and could be selected in the second round. Basham, Kpassagnon and Hall are projected as possible third-round selections.
North: Jaleel Johnson, Iowa; Larry Ogunjobi, Charlotte; Ryan Glasgow, Michigan; Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, Southern California
South: Carlos Watkins, Clemson; Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama; Montravius Adams, Auburn; Eddie Vanderdoes; Tanzel Smart, Tulane
Comment: Watkins is one of the top prospects at the Senior Bowl and is projected as a possible first-round selection. Tomlinson is a possible second-round selection.
North: Vince Biegel, Wisconsin; Carroll Phillips, Illinois; Derek Rivers (DE), Youngstown State
South: Ryan Anderson, Alabama; Tyus Bowser, Houston
Comment: With Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis and UCLA linebacker Takkarist McKinley opting to not play, Anderson is the top linebacker in the game. He’s projected as a second-round selection.
North: Haason Reddick (OLB), Temple; Connor Harris, Lindenwood; Jordan Herdman, Simon Fraser
South: Alex Anzalone (OLB), Florida; Duke Riley (OLB), LSU; Ben Boulware, Clemson; Harvey Langi, Brigham Young
Comment: Reddick is projected as a possible second-round selection with Riley and Anzalone third-round possibilities.
North: Desmond King (S), Iowa; Rasul Douglas, West Virginia; Brendan Langley, Lamar; Jourdan Lewis, Michigan; Aarion Penton, Missouri
South: Cameron Sutton, Tennessee; Tre’Davious White, LSU; Damontae Kazee, San Diego State; Corn Elder, Miami; Marquez White, Florida State; Ezra Robinson, Tennessee St.
Comment: This is a deep position in this year’s game with King, Douglas, Lewis, Sutton and White all possible second-round selections.
North: John Johnson (FS), Boston College; Obi Melifonwu (SS), Connecticut; Lorenzo Jerome, St. Francis (Pa.); Nate Gerry (SS), Nebraska
South: Justin Evans (SS), Texas A&M; Johnathan Ford (FS), Auburn; Rayshawn Jenkins (FS), Miami; Jordan Sterns (FS), Oklahoma State
Comment: Evans is projected as a possible third-round selection, with all other safeties in the game projected in the fifth round or later.