Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (8) celebrates after defeating the Auburn Tigers 34-31 the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Dallas Cowboys host Timmy Jernigan

The Dallas Cowboys have been very busy hosting prospects lately.

In addition to hosting UCLA Bruins’ pass rusher Anthony Barr, the Cowboys had several other draft prospects in, including Florida State Seminoles’ defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, according to David Moore of The Dallas Morning News.

Florida State’s Timmy Jernigan, UCLA’s Anthony Barr and Boise State’s Demarcus Lawrence were among the players to visit the Cowboys Tuesday. They follow a group that included defensive tackle Aaron Donald and defensive end Kony Ealy on Monday.

Jernigan is generally regarded as the second best defensive tackle in this draft behind Donald. Where Donald is an explosive athlete with outstanding quickness and ability to rush the quarterback, Jernigan relies more on brute strength. Viewed by many as a nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme, Jernigan would play the one-technique in Rod Marinelli’s 4-3 defense.

Jernigan has been projected to go anywhere between the middle of the first round to the beginning of the second round.

The 6’2, 299-pound Jernigan played in all 14 games and made 35 tackles, 11 for loss and 4.5 sacks for the National Champion Seminoles.

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