2015 Jaguars Draft grades are going to be coming in heavy for the next couple of days, so we’re going to jump right out of the gate covering our draft grades and analysis of every 2015 Jaguars draft selection and what the fans decided in our polls. We’ll cap out 2015 Jaguars draft grades with an overall grade and summing up how general manager Dave Caldwell, head oach Gus Bradley, and owner Shad Khan made out this weekend.
Get ready, because this is a lot of information!
Let’s dive right in with the Jacksonville Jaguars’ first selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Dante Fowler Jr. (Florida) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number third overall pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Round 1, Pick 3) Dante Fowler Jr. (Defensive End, Florida)
Torn between an A (48% of votes) and a B (46%) of votes, the few Cs bring this grade down to a B+ from the fans. There was a lot of talk on Twitter about how this pick isn’t the best available, so it makes sense that you, the readers, don’t see this as a straight A pick.
“I understand the pick, but I don’t love it. I don’t agree that Fowler is the best pure pass rusher in this year’s class, but if Caldwell and company have him graded as such then it makes all the sense in the world.”
“(The Jaguars) had some decent sack numbers last season but they weren’t able to create a lot of pressure. Fowler will come in and solve that problem immediately.”
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