Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/8/13
Looking at Paul Hazel, the first thing that comes to mind is a basketball player in shoulder pads.AT 6’5” and 277 pounds, the 23-year-old rookie from Western Michigan knows a thing or two about hoops and rushing the passer. Hopefully, his speed will be a welcomed addition to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team with 20 sacks as a team last season. Could the idea of a speedy rush end with gangly arms and legs make the fan base forget about the fact the Jaguars did not take a pass rusher in the recent NFL Draft or seek one in free agency? Could the idea of Hazel running around one side of the offensive line and Jason Babin, the other, make fans forget that Jeremy Mincey signed a huge offseason free agent contract last year and was a huge bust?They sure are hoping so.So is this writer.The Miami native was quoted on mlive.com, saying he could not pass up an opportunity to play football in his home state. As an undrafted rookie free agent, the odds are against Hazel making any NFL team, but ...
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