Michael Bennet is coming to the Jacksonville Jaguars from Ohio State. The guy was a second or third round talent and he fell all the way to the sixth round, where the Jaguars were waiting. The Jags have gotten excellent value two rounds in a row now, following up fifth round selection Rashad Green with Bennett.
We here at B&T love the Michael Bennett selection and are pleased to see GM Dave Caldwell going after the best player available once again.
As we’ve done with every Jaguars pick, co-editor Daniel Lago and I are giving an early draft grade. For the second time in a row, we agree.
The Jaguars continue to have an outstanding weekend by drafting arguably one of the biggest steals here in Michael Bennett. No one would have scoffed if Bennett was taken in the 2nd or 3rd round, so getting him here in the 6th round is outstanding. The Jaguars needed to continue to add youth and depth along the defensive front. Bennett should figure into the defensive tackle rotation early on as Sen’Derrick Marks recovers from his knee injury, and he also has the potential to develop into a long term piece. I can’t complain one bit about this selection.
Bringing in yet another defensive lineman this offseason, the selection of Bennett is an excellent one. The Jaguars are stacked in their defensive line rotation now and with Bennett they may have enough playmakers to keep everyone fresh all season long. Bennett was an early round prospect but somehow everyone let him slip through their fingers, allowing the Jaguars to add a player who gets after the quarterback from the middle of the defensive line. Great value once again.
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