A.J. Cann is leaving South Carolina to come to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags used their third round selection on the versatile interior lineman, bringing him in to back up the left and right guard spots and maybe as depth at center as well.
That versatility seems to be the driving force behind the selection, rather than the need for offensive line depth. Cann could see some more playing time with general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley already making statements about his use in the offensive line. We could see some more interesting offensive line formations in the 2015 year and beyond.
It’s good to see the Jaguars attacking the draft with a plan once again. They grabbed defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. in round one and running back T.J. Yelton in round two. They are getting the players they wanted most in the 2015 NFL Draft and they aren’t shy about bringing them in. There are plenty of other candidates on the board that the Jaguars could have drafted, but Caldwell is sticking to his guns.
I’m a sucker for big, trench picks so getting a guard really appeals to me. A.J. Cann likely won’t be a full time starter because Zane Beadles and Brandon Linder hold down the two guard spots, but Cann does present the future at the guard position, with Zeadles possibly the odd man out in coming years. I like the pick and I think it was another prudent move by the Jaguars front office.
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