The Jags hosted several players from universities around the country that all have one thing in common -- they're all originally from somewhere close to Jacksonville. They host players from areas close to Jax in what they call their "local day". Obviously most of these players won't get drafted and will have a difficult time making it in the NFL, but they are worth noting as they are homegrown talent.
So here is a list of the players they hosted:
Andy Jones WR (Jacksonville University) Originally from Clermont, Jones is an ultra athletic receiver. He stands 6'1'' and weighs just over 210 lbs. A 41 1/2" vertical combined with a 4.5 second 40 yard dash is sure to excite NFL Scouts. Jones will be an intriguing player for teams once the undrafted free agency begins.
Shakeel Rashad LB (North Carolina) Rashad played his high school ball at Episcopal before heading north to UNC for college. Rashad started all 14 games a senior for the Tar Heels and earned 3rd Team All ACC honors. He performed well at his pro day, posting a 4.6 second 40 yard dash, 4.42 second short shuttle, and a 7.12 second 3 cone drill, while pumping out 23 reps at 225 lbs. on the bench. Rashad is unlikely to get drafted, but he could be a priority free agent after the draft ends.
Jenson Stoshak WR (Florida Atlantic) Stosahk played his high school ball at University Christian. He stands 6'' and weighs in at just under 200 pounds. Stoshak recorded 57 catches as a senior and improved every year in college. With good size and a 4.62 40 yard dash, Stoshak could have a chance to make an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent, but with no traits that jump off the page, the former UC standout will fight an uphill battle.
Dwayne Norman LB (Duke) Norman is another former University Christian star who made the move from safety to outside linebacker. He's an undersized kid at only 6'1'' and 215 lbs. Norman started every game for Duke his senior and led the team in tackles on his way to 2nd Team All ACC honors. As a vastly undersized guy, who is truly a tweener, Norman will have a tough time making it in pro football.
Rashod Hill OT (Southern Mississippi) Hill attended Ed White high school before heading west to Mississippi. He started every game as senior and excelled. Standing 6'6'' Hill weighs only 309 lbs. He needs to add strength in order to make an NFL roster, but he will fight the good fight.
Nathan Theus LS (Georgia) Theus went to Bolles, a local football powerhouse. At Georgia he has been the primary long snapper for the last two seasons. He was voted a permanent Bull Dog special team captain. There will always be a place for 32 long snappers in the NFL, not good odds, but it is possible Theus could end up on an NFL roster.
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