The Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Draft class is now complete. The team used their 6th round pick on center Luke Bowanko from Virginia, and followed that by taking running back Storm Johnson from UCF. By adding these two players, the Jaguars continued their trend of an offensive-heavy draft.
Bowanko is expected to come in and compete with Michael Brewster for the starting center role. Johnson joins free agent signee Toby Gerhart, as well as Denard Robinson and Jordan Todman, in the Jaguars backfield. The move will also reunite Johnson with his college teammate and quarterback Blake Bortles.
The Jags started off the day by addressing needs at all three levels of the defense. Aaron Colvin, coming off an ACL tear at the Senior Bowl, was added to be a future piece in Jacksonville’s currently crowded secondary. Dave Caldwell then pulled the trigger on linebacker Telvin Smith from FSU, who should come in and compete with Geno Hayes for the weak side linebacker position. The team then selected Chris Smith from Arkansas, who will compete for time at both outside linebacker and the LEO position.
After the day’s early run on defensive players, the Jaguars returned to the offensive side of the ball, adding Bowanko and Johnson. After those two selections, the Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 NFL Draft class is now complete. The team will now turn its focus to Undrafted Free Agency.