Jacksonville Jaguars 2007 Draft Recap
The Jacksonville Jaguars had a decent draft in 2007.  They were able to fill needs at safety and linebacker with their first two selections.  With their third pick, they drafted another WR who should be able to compete for playing time as a rookie.  Overall, Jacksonville had 11 picks.  20Yardline.com Draft Grade / C+.

1. (21) Reggie Nelson, S, Florida
(5'11 ", 198, 4.48).  Nelson should fit nicely in Jacksonville and will fill a need at safety.  He has excellent ball skills, consistently keeps the play in front of him, and is good at reading the quarterback’s eyes.  He has excellent speed and is not afraid to throw his body around.  He lacks ideal size and strength and will struggle in the box at times.


2. (48) Justin Durant, OLB, Hampton (6'0 ", 230, 4.51).  Durant possesses sideline to sideline speed.  He is a bit undersized to play anything but weak side linebacker in the NFL.  He will need to do strength training and will also need to bulk up to be an every down player in the NFL.  He should contribute on special teams his rookie year and could develop into a solid NFL linebacker.

3. (79) Mike Walker, WR, Central Florida (6'1 ", 209, 4.35).  Walker is an intriguing prospect at wide receiver.  He has excellent straight line speed, adequate size, and soft hands.  He runs good routes and knows how to settle down in the zones to get open.  He is not afraid to go over the middle and can go up and get the ball.  Walker suffered an ACL injury in college but had a solid season in 2006 and could surprise Jaguar fans in 2007. 

4. (101) Adam Podlesh, P, Maryland (5'11", 202, 4.45). 

4. (113) Brian Smith, OLB, Missouri (6'3 ", 239, 4.65). 

5. (149) Uche Nwaneri, OG, Perdue (6'3 ", 325, 5.37). 

5. (150) Josh Gattis, S, Wake Forest (6'1", 206, 4.51). 

5. (166) Derek Landri, DT, Notre Dame (6'2 ", 288, 5.0). 

7. (229) John Broussard, WR, San Jose State (6'0 ", 163, 4.43). 

7. (251) Chad Nkang, S, Elon University (5'11 ", 220, 4.51). 

7. (252) Andrew Carnahan, OT, Arizona State (6'7 ", 306, 5.18)

By A. Goodin, 20Yardline.com
May 2, 2007