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Jaguars 2020 Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

The Jaguars may have made their 12 Draft selections, but there's still more new additions coming to Duval
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Georgia defensive back J.R. Reed lines up to defend against Arkansas State during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

From Tre Herndon to Jarrod Wilson to Allen Hurns, the Jaguars have a history of finding hidden gems in the Undrafted Free Agent (UDFA) waters and turning them into NFL starters.

Below is a running tally of the players who have reportedly signed with the Big Cats following the 2020 NFL Draft.

Tavien Feaster, RB, South Carolina

After all the talk of possibly trading Leonard Fournette, the Jaguars not only did not move Fournette: they didn't draft a single running back. That leaves just Fournette, 2019 draftee Ryquell Armstead and fellow second-year player Devine Ozigbo in the Jaguars running back room. 

Filling out the running back room with UDFAs is becoming more and more commonplace in the NFL: three of the San Francisco 49ers four running backs on their NFC Championship team began their careers as UDFAs.

After beginning his career at Clemson, Feaster rushed for 672 yards and five touchdowns in 2019. 

J.R. Reed, S, Georgia

A Jim Thorpe Award finalist and the son of former NFL receiver Jake Reed, J.R. appeared in every game for Kirby Smart's Bulldogs over the last three seasons. He tallied 204 tackles in his career -- although he only had 54 in 2019 -- with five interceptions and 15 passes defended. 

We previously profiled Reed in one of our Mock Draft Monday's; he was widely expected to be drafted on Day Three. The Jaguars drafted Auburn's Daniel Thomas in the fifth-round, their lone safety selection. 

Ben Ellefson, TE, North Dakota State

The Jaguars drafted Tyler Davis of Georgia Tech in the sixth round, but aside from James O'Shaughnessy and Josh Oliver, the cupboard is bare at tight end -- and both of those two are coming off season-ending injuries.

Ellefson was a second team FCS All-America and participated in the 2020 East-West Shrine Game. He had 16 touchdowns in four years at NDSU, including 15 catches for 199 yards and five touchdowns in 2019. 

Josh Hammond, WR, Florida

Part of a stacked, Gators receiving room in 2019, the 6'0'', 194 lb Hammond had 27 catches for 346 yards and two touchdowns in 2019, while also adding a rushing score. He played as a true freshman in Gainesville. Hammond also went an eye-popping 20 games without a drop.

Nathan Cottrell, RB/ATH, Georgia Tech

A running back. A gunner. A returner. The redshirt senior did it all for Geoff Collins' Yellow Jackets. As one fan points out, too: Cottrell has completely transformed his body during his time in Atlanta.

Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms, OL, Missouri

His coaches at Mizzou dubbed the 2018 All-SEC guard "the beast." He played 1,000 snaps in 2018 and did not allow a single quarterback sack. While he regressed his senior season, he appeared in every game during his college career. 

Steven Nielsen, OT, Eastern Michigan

The 307 lb'er is a native of Denmark and didn't miss a game his junior or season season. He'll add more size up front for a Jaguars team that added just one offensive lineman via the Draft. 

Austin Pleasants, OL, Ohio

A second-team All-MAC performer in 2019, Pleasants weighs in at 6'5'', 305 lbs. He'll add more size up front for a Jaguars team that added just one offensive lineman via the Draft.

Luqman Barcoo, CB, San Diego State

The nation's leader in passes defended in 2019 with 25, Barcoo added nine interceptions for the Aztecs this past fall -- and that was second best in the country. The Jaguars drafted a trio of cornerbacks, but clearly the numbers the former JUCO transfer put up are significant.

...and the deal the Jaguars have reportedly given him reflects that:

Ross Matiscik, LS, Baylor

Matthew Orzech joined the Jaguars shortly before their 2019 season opener and after the Jags had parted ways with Carson Tinker and Matt Overton, and was the only long-snapper on the roster the rest of the season. Matiscik should add some competition in training camp. 

Nate Evans, LB, UCF

Another in-state addition via UDFA, Evans racked up 247 tackles (23.5 for loss), four sacks, and eight passes defended in three years in Orlando. That included an eye-popping 112 tackles his senior year, second in the American Athletic Conference in tackles per game (8.9).

James Robinson, RB, Illinois State

The Redbirds second all-time leading rusher's stats are eye-popping. Try 4,444 yards and 44 rushing touchdowns in four years eye-popping.

He shined at the 2020 East-West Shrine game, racking up 135 yards on just eight carries. He also is Illinois' all-time leading prep rusher, with 9,045 career yards. 

Kobe Williams, CB, Arizona State

Yet another cornerback in the Jaguars' rookie class, the 5'10'', 174 lb Williams had a career-high 56 tackles in 2019 and 10 passes defended. He finished his college career with 142 tackles and 6.5 sacks.

Amari Henderson, DB, Wake Forrest

Henderson spent five years in the Demon Deacons program and saved his best for last. He had four interceptions and 14 passes defended his redshirt senior season. 

Doug Costin, DL, Miami (OH)

A first-team All-MAC selection in 2019, Costin played in almost every game since his freshman season. In 50 games, he recorded 178 tackles (32.5 TFL), 16.5 sacks, 12 pass break-up's and three forced fumbles. 

Connor Slomka, RB/FB, Army

Who said the fullback position was long gone?

The 6'0'', 240 lb Slomka rushed for 658 yards in 12 games this season, scoring eight touchdowns, all career highs. 

Marvelle Ross, WR/KR, Notre Dame College (DII)

No, this is not the Notre Dame you're thinking of. 

Ross hauled in a team-high 60 passes for 998 yards and eight touchdowns for the Falcons of South Euclid, Ohio. He also returned 22 kick-offs with an average of 29 yards per return and three touchdowns. 

Brandon Wright, K/P, Georgia State

Hey, it's always to have someone on-call heaven forbid Josh Lambo or Logan Cooke were to suddenly come down with a stomach bug!

Wright was 12 of 18 on kicks his senior season in Atlanta and 48 of 49 on extra points. He averaged 41.8 yards per punt, too. 

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