Jaguars.com indicates that rookie Deji Karim could be used in a reserve role to spell Maurice Jones Drew in the upcoming season.
Mancini’s Take: So far, Karim looks like a sixth-round steal. He quite simply mesmerized teammates with his quick, cutting moves that faked linebackers out of their jock straps in OTAs. So, how does this type of talent fall through the cracks? A devastating knee injury that required a long time to heal in his junior year took him off of many people’s radar. But those who watched him during his pro day not only took notice of his 4.37 speed, but also had to marvel at his 4.05 20-yard shuttle and his 6.67-second mark in the three-cone drill. The three-cone drill is perhaps the best indicator of how good a running back can be at the next level. There’s no doubt that the Jags have to find a