JagNation Draft Spotlight: Louisville

JagNation Draft Spotlight:  Louisville

The Jaguars are certainly a team that can use some more depth in the secondary and on special teams. Find out which player they targeted at the University of Louisville pro day…

The Jaguars made a trip to beautiful Louisville, Kentucky, not to take in any horse races, but to scout some more talent. One player that they found interesting was former Cardinals linebacker, Lamar Myles.

Myles is an undersized, 6'0", 220 lb. linebacker who was an early entry candidate for the draft. Myles is a very speedy linebacker, as evidenced by his 4.48 40 time, and can play multiple linebacker positions.

"The time is right for me to move on to the NFL," said Myles. The coaching staff helped me improve as a player and I look forward to competing in the NFL."

Some of Myles positive attributes include great instincts and intensity, as well as great straight line speed. Myles was able to adequately cover both running backs and tight ends, while being aggressive enough at the line of scrimmage to play the run.

As expected with a player of Myles size, he struggles to get off blocks, and tends to run around blocks rather than attack them. He needs to get better in coverage, being that his lack of size would likely force him into a position switch to safety.

Myles likely did himself a disservice by coming out early, as he wasn't even invited to February's NFL combine in Indianapolis. Following the heels of his solid pro day, Myles has received attention from a few NFL teams including the Jaguars, Colts, Ravens, Chiefs, and Saints. He will have to make an NFL roster by playing special teams early in his career, as Myles is slated as a late-round pick or a possible undrafted free agent.

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