2015 NFL Draft: Jaguars Select A.J. Cann


A.J. Cann, offensive guard from South Carolina, has been selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Another solid pick by the Jaguars, A.J. Cann is sure to make general manager Dave Caldwell feel like he came away a winner on day two of the draft. Cann has the ability to be an impact player as a rookie, providing depth at O-line and with the way the offensive line has acted like a revolving door in recent years he should see some time.

Cann managed an impressive collegiate career at South Carolina. He knows how to play his position well and he should transition to be successful at it in the NFL. He had 51 starts at South Carolina, missing just one game during his career playing offensive guard.

This pick is excellent for the Jaguars. They need offensive line depth and Cann is a major upgrade over the players they currently have backing up starters Zane Beadles and Brandon Linder. Beadles hasn’t always impressive general manager Dave Caldwell, so Cann could be a step a new direction for the Jags.

It was interesting to see the Jaguars skip picking a talented wide receiver at the top of the third round. They also failed to address their biggest need of the offseason, once again, at free safety. Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley must either be happy with Sergio Brown manning the position or are waiting for another talent later in the draft.

Continuing a trend of solid drafting by the Jaguars, Dave Caldwell and Gus Bradley are proving to the NFL that they are running a team trending upward. They are getting quality rookie players and they are making sure value meets need, which is very important in a league where some teams continually reach for players in the NFL Draft.

Next: Jags Select T.J. Yeldon in the Second Round

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