DE J.D. Griggs Signed By Jaguars


Sept 8 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Florida International Golden Panthers quarterback Jake Medlock (12) is tackled by Akron Zips defensive lineman J.D. Griggs (90) in the fourth quarter at FIU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The defensive end question that the Jacksonville Jaguars continue to struggle with wasn’t solved during the NFL Draft or NFL Free Agency but there will be plenty of bodies there in the offseason.  They added to the defensive end spot with potential Leo position player J.D. Griggs on Monday.

Griggs impressed head coach Gus Bradley as a tryout player during the rookie minicamp over the weekend of May 3-5.  “We closely watched him as well and he did some good things. I think he’s got some of the tools or traits that we’re looking for,” Bradley said while discussing Griggs following the wrap up to the rookie minicamp.

Really anybody at this point is a positive addition to the anemic pass rush the Jaguars have fielded over the past few years.  He racked up 11 tackles for a loss and six sacks during his final collegiate season at Akron.  He also disrupted four passes and picked on off.  At 6’5″ and 244 pounds, Griggs is a good physical fit as a pass rusher and could find his way on the roster by filling the Leo spot.

Griggs takes a roster spot away from third-year linebacker Greg Jones.

– Luke N. Sims

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