Examining draft picks: Aaron Colvin

May, 16, 2014
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Taking a deeper look at each of the Jacksonville Jaguars' nine draft picks:

Cornerback Aaron Colvin

Round drafted (pick): Fourth (No. 114 overall).

Height and weight: 6-foot, 192 pounds.

Stat(s) to know: Colvin recorded 234 tackles and five interceptions in his career at Oklahoma. … He started 36 of the 50 games in which he played.

Where he fits: The Jaguars didn't need to address cornerback in this draft but when Colvin was still available in the third round GM David Caldwell felt he couldn't pass. Colvin was considered by some to be a mid-second round pick but he dropped after suffering a torn ACL on the second day of practice at the Senior Bowl. The Jaguars aren't expecting to get anything out of him in 2014 but they envision him as the eventual starter opposite Dwayne Gratz. At worst they feel he can be a nickelback and play at safety in a pinch. He's got good size, speed (4.4 range), and length, which allows him to handle bigger receivers and stay with them down the field.

Concern(s): Colvin says he's on pace to be cleared to participate in non-contact work by the start of training camp but there's always concern when a player is coming off a major knee injury. The tendency, especially for a young player, is to rush back before they're ready. The Jaguars have to make sure he doesn't jeopardize his future by doing too much too soon.

Rookie projection: Colvin likely will begin the season on the regular-season PUP list, which means he has to sit out the first six games. After that, the Jaguars have a five-week window to allow him to begin practicing and a three-week window in which to decide whether they want to place him on the active roster. The Jaguars will be careful with him but he'll see the field in a very limited role in the second half of the season.

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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