Friday, April 29, 2011
Third-round review: Rackley, Casey, Nevis
By Paul Kuharsky
Our third-round review:
The Jacksonville Jaguars traded in after the Houston Texans traded out.
76th -- Jacksonville Jaguars
William Rackley, OL, Lehigh
A productive guy who played four seasons, the last three at left tackle. He projects as an interior lineman in the NFL. He was an offensive captain in 2010, which we know Gene Smith loves. Scouts Inc. says Rackley is above average in both pass protection and run blocking and that he shined at the East West Shrine Game.
77th -- Tennessee Titans
Jurrell Casey, DE, USC
He can play both nose and 3-technique, and can stuff the run and penetrate and rush. Scouts Inc. rates him as exceptional against the run and above average against the pass. He has a good motor for a man his size. Nicknamed Tut-Tut, from Turtle, for how he moved when he was little.
87th -- Indianapolis Colts
Drake Nevis, DT, LSU
Nevis fits the Colts mold with quickness and at 6-feet will be the shortest tackle on the roster. Scouts Inc. says he "beats blockers to the point of attack more times than not and low center of gravity makes it difficult for offensive linemen to get under him." The Colts could have both Daniel Muir and Antonio Johnson become free agents, and Nevis could turn out to be an upgrade.