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Offseason Update: Undrafted free agents bring rookie class to 30


JACKSONVILLE – The roster continues to take shape.

The Jaguars on Monday announced they had agreed to terms with 18 undrafted collegiate free agents, which along with 12 selections in this past weekend's 2020 NFL Draft means 30 rookies are now on the team's offseason roster.

Among the free agents:

San Diego State cornerback Luq Barcoo, Miami (Ohio) defensive lineman Doug Costin, North Dakota State tight end Ben Ellefson, South Carolina running back Tavian Feaster, Georgia safety J.R. Reed and Illinois State running back James Robinson.

All were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, and/or were projected by some analysts as potential Day 3 selections.

To make room on the roster, the Jaguars released kicker Jon Brown, linebacker Austin Calitro, offensive lineman Donnell Greene, wide receiver Charone Peake and wide receiver/cornerback Jayson Stanley. The Jaguars' overall offseason roster now stands at 90.

A capsule look at the Jaguars' 18 undrafted free agents:

*Luq Barcoo (6-feet-1, 175 pounds), cornerback, San Diego State. He began his career at Grossmont (Calif.) College before transferring to SDSU and emerging as an All-America as a senior. He played 24 games in two seasons at SDSU with 13 starts – with all starts coming in 2019. He registered 55 tackles, 0.5 sack and 10 interceptions with 30 passes defensed in two seasons at SDSU – including 43 tackles, 0.5 sack and nine interceptions with 16 passes defensed in 2019. His 2019 collegiate honors included: Thorpe Award semifinalist given to nation's best defensive back, Walter Camp second-team All-America, FWAA second-team All-America, Phil Steele second-team All-America, Associated Press third-team All-America, Pro Football Focus honorable-mention All-America and first-team All-Mountain West.

*Doug Costin (6-2, 295), defensive line, Miami (Ohio). He played in 50 games at Miami, starting 38 consecutive games the past three seasons. He finished his career with 178 tackles, 76 solo and 32.5 for loss, with 16.5 sacks, 12 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries – including 59 tackles as a senior, 15 solo and 12 for loss, with four sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. His collegiate honors included: 2019 first-team All-Mid-American Conference and 2018 second-team All-MAC.

*Nathan Cottrell (5-11, 193), running back, Georgia Tech. He played in 47 career games and was considered a top special teams player. He registered nine tackles, six solos, in 2019. He rushed for 640 career yards and four touchdowns on 82 carries – including 362 yards and four touchdowns on 46 carries in 2018.

*Ben Ellefson (6-3, 250), tight end, North Dakota State. He played in the East-West Shrine Bowl. He played in 28 of 59 career games, starting 14 games each of the past two seasons. He caught 35 career passes for 463 yards and 16 touchdowns – including 15 receptions for 199 yards and five touchdowns this past season. His collegiate honors included: 2019 NFF William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist, 2019 AFCA second-team FCS All-America, 2019 STATS FCS third-team All-America, 2019 HERO Sports third-team FCS All-America, 2019 Phil Steele fourth-team FCS All-America 2019 first-team All-MVFC, 2018 second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference and 2018 NCAA Elite 90.

*Nate Evans (6-1, 241), linebacker, Central Florida. He started 23 of 48 games, including 23 starts the past two seasons. He registered 245 tackles, 137 solo and 23 for loss, with four sacks, 10 passes defensed, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries – including 112 tackles as a senior, 69 solo and 13 for loss, with a sack, four passes defensed and a fumble recovery. His collegiate honors included: 2019 second-team All-American Athletic Conference, 2019 Pro Football Focus second-team All-AAC, 2019 honorable-mention Phil Steele All-America and 2018 first-team All-AAC.

*Tavian Feaster (5-11, 221), running back, South Carolina. He played three seasons at Clemson before playing 10 games at South Carolina in 2019 as a graduate transfer. He rushed for 2,002 yards and 20 touchdowns on 346 carries at Clemson before rushing for 572 yards and five touchdowns on 124 carries at South Carolina.

*Josh Hammond (6-0, 194), wide receiver, Florida. He played 49 games for Florida, starting 31. He caught 87 career passes for 1,187 yards and six touchdowns – including 27 receptions for 346 yards and two touchdowns in 2019.

*Amari Henderson (6-1, 180), defensive back, Wake Forest. He played in 46 career games for Wake Forest, starting 41. He registered 169 tackles, 130 solo and four for loss, with seven interceptions and 41 passes defensed – including 40 tackles as a senior, 32 solo and two for loss, with four interceptions and 10 passes defensed. His collegiate honors included: 2019 Phil Steele All-Atlantic Coast Conference.

*Ross Matiscik (6-0, 235), long snapper, Baylor. He played in 51 career games. His collegiate honors: Nominated for the 2019 Patrick Mannelly Award for best senior long snapper, 2019 Phil Steele preseason second-team All-Big 12

*Steven Nielsen (6-8, 307), offensive tackle, Eastern Michigan. A native of Denmark, he started 38 of 49 career games – including 38 starts over his final three seasons. His collegiate honors included: 2019 Athlon first-team All-MAC, 2019 Phil Steele first-team All-MAC and 2018 All-MAC.

*Austen Pleasants (6-7, 328), offensive lineman, Ohio. He played in 41 career games, with 33 starts – including 13 starts as a redshirt senior this past season.

*J.R. Reed (6-1, 202), safety, Georgia. A combine invitee, he transferred to Georgia from Tulsa and started 42 of 43 games in three seasons at Georgia – including his first 42 after transferring. He registered 199 career tackles, 107 solo and nine for loss, with three sacks, five interceptions, 19 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumbles recovered – including 54 tackles as a senior, 20 solo and two for loss, with 0.5 sack, one interception, eight passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. His collegiate honors included: 2019 Walter Camp first-team All-America, 2019 Coaches All-SEC, one of three finalists for 2019 Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back, one of five finalists for the Nagurski Trophy for nation's top defensive player and 2017 Associated Press second-team All-Southeastern Conference.

*James Robinson (5-9, 219), running back, Illinois State. A combine invitee and an East-West Shrine Bowl participant, he started 39 of 46 career games at Illinois State. He rushed for 4,444 yards and 44 career touchdowns on 797 carries – including 1,899 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior on 364 carries. He also caught 58 career passes for 428 yards and two touchdowns. His collegiate honors included: 2019 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America, AFCA All-American, Associated Press All-American and STATS FCS All-American, three-time first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference, 2018 Phil Steele FCS first-team All-America, 2018 STATS FCS Walter Payton Award finalist, 2018 AFCA second-team All-American and 2018 AP third-team All-America.

*Marvelle Ross (5-9, 180), wide receiver, Notre Dame College. He returned five career punts and five career kickoffs for touchdowns for Division III Notre Dame, including three kickoff returns for touchdowns in 2019. He caught career 186 career passes for 2,727 yards and 27 touchdowns – including 60 receptions for 998 yards and eight touchdowns in 2019.

*Connor Slomka (6-0, 240), fullback, Army. He played in 39 career games at Army, rushing for 1,208 yards and 17 touchdowns on 274 carries – including 658 yards and eight touchdowns on 149 carries in 2019.

*Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms (6-5, 330), offensive tackle, Missouri. He played in 36 careers game at Missouri. His collegiate honors included 2018 first-team All-SEC.

*Kobe Williams (5-10, 174), cornerback, Arizona State. He started 37 career games at ASU after transferring following freshman season at Long Beach City State. He registered 138 career tackles, 111 solo and 4.4 for loss, with two interceptions and 25 passes defensed and a forced fumble – including 10 passes defensed as a senior and a forced fumble.

*Brandon Wright (5-10, 182), punter/kicker, Georgia State. He had a career punting average of 42.3 yards and scored 200 career points while converting 104 of 109 extra points. His collegiate honors included: 2018 Ray Guy Award semifinalist for nation's best punter and 2018 first-team All-Sun Belt Conference.

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