Jaguars sign seventh-round pick Demetrius McCray

AP

The Jaguars had two seventh-round picks last month and used them both on cornerbacks,

Now they have both of them under contract. Jeremy Harris signed earlier this week and the team announced Wednesday that Demetrius McCray has agreed to a contract as well.

McCray led the Southern Conference in interceptions in each of the last two seasons at Appalachian State and earned second-team All-America honors in the Football Championship Subdivision last season. Whether those ballhawking skills will translate into significant playing time on defense as a rookie is something to be determined during camp, but it’s pretty clear that the Jags want to overhaul their secondary.

The team signed Marcus Trufant and Alan Ball before drafting two safeties and cornerback Dwayne Gratz to go with the two seventh-round corners, leaving plenty of spots on their depth chart up for grabs between now and the start of the regular season.

 

5 responses to “Jaguars sign seventh-round pick Demetrius McCray

  1. Jaguars defense should improve in a hurry under Bradley–solid hire I think for them as their coach.

  2. McCray looks like a much better prospect than the CB the Jags drafted ahead of him in the seventh round, Jeremy Harris. Hard to figure out, unless Harris was drafted as a favor to the new DB coach, DeWayne Walker, who coached him in college.

  3. Jags WILL be a force in 2 years.. This year is going to shock a lot of people. This Jag team is nothing like others in the past. So far 44 of the 90 players on the roster were not on the team last year. Gm Caldwell and Coach Bradley brought in serious competition at all vital positions. I wont go as far as say the Jags will make it to the super bowl (or even make the playoffs) but they will no longer be the door stop of the NFL

  4. Bit of a long shot to make it. I didn’t like how he performed against no speed Aaron Mellete in college. But apparently he coachable and took well to pro coaching after his college career ended. So maybe he’ll be a better pro then amateur. I personally would have drafted the lesser athlete but better player Jordan Poyer in round 7.

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