|Offense||18th||92.1 (27th)||256.8 (10th)|
|Defense||24th||106.8 (14th)||268.2 (28th)|
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Yannick Ngakoue in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 69th overall.
Ngakoue might not be especially well known after playing for a bad Maryland team, but he was very productive over the last two years, totaling 19 sacks and 28 tackles for loss. He'll be a fine prospect to groom in the Chris Clemons role of the Jacksonville defense.
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Myles Jack (knee) in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 36th overall.
Concerns about cartilage damage in Jack's knee pushed him to this point, and it gives Jacksonville a potentially enormous steal in the process. Even if Jack eventually needs microfracture surgery, he could lose a fair amount of speed and still be one of the league's fastest linebackers. In the meantime, he gives Jacksonville its second freakishly athletic defender in this draft, as the Jags landed Florida State's Jalen Ramsey in the first round. The Jaguars headed into the draft widely expected to pick Ramsey or Jack, but the idea of somehow landing both would have been laughed at. The rest of the league is likely envying Jacksonville's draft at the moment.
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Jalen Ramsey in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, fifth overall.
Ramsey was widely expected to go in the first three or four picks, and the general consensus identifies him as the top overall prospect in the draft. This was the ideal pick for Jacksonville all along, as Ramsey has a versatile skill set and almost unparalleled athleticism in the secondary - an area of need for the Jaguars. Particularly if he should play at safety, Ramsey has the potential to produce immediately as an IDP. At 6-foot-1, 209 pounds, Ramsey has 4.41 speed and freakish explosiveness, illustrated by his 41.5-inch vertical and 135-inch broad jump.
The third-year receiver has dealt with several injuries, namely to his hamstring, over his first two seasons in Jacksonville, which have prevented him from taking off after an electric college career at USC. Quarterback Blake Bortles said Wednesday that he and Lee have been able to work together extensively this offseason, calling the opportunity "huge." "It's been hard to get on the same page and work for an extended period of time, so I'm excited he's here and he's healthy," Bortles said. "What he can do is really special and he's super talented." Lee, who has 52 career catches for 613 yards and two touchdowns, will have an opportunity to grab hold of the third receiver spot behind Pro Bowler Allen Robinson and entrenched No. 2 receiver Allen Hurns. However, with Julius Thomas also back for his second season in Jacksonville, Lee may have to settle for being Bortles' fourth option in 2016, assuming he's able to stay healthy for more than a few weeks at a time.
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