The Jacksonville Jaguars rookie minicamp got a lot of headlines due to the injury to 2015 third overall pick Dante Fowler Jr., knocking him out for the entire 2015 season. While we all focused on Fowler’s knee, the other rookies without contracts were fighting to make the Jaguars’ roster.
Defensive tackle Richard Ash of Western Michigan (three years at Michigan before transferring)had 7.5 sacks his senior season.
Also added was Cap Capi, a defensive end from Akron, where he completed his final two seasons of eligibility after completing two at Colorado State. He led the Mountain West with 10 sacks as a sophomore.
Kasey Closs, a wide receiver and kick returner out of Portland State was also added to the roster. Closs had 1167 yards as a junior.
Another free safety was added to the roster in Desmond Cooper, who will be joining the Jaguars from UNC-Charlotte.
Offensive lineman Jack Rummells was added to the roster as well. He played collegiately at Northern Iowa.
The most intriguing signing to me is Capi, who has demonstrated success in a major conference and could add some much-needed skill to the defensive end position. With the Dante Fowler injury, the Jaguars should be searching for solutions far and wide and Capi could see playing time if he proves himself capable of getting to the passer. Hopefully he isn’t he only one who proves himself worthy of a roster spot through the offseason and into the season, but it is important that the Jaguars try out some more talent at the defensive end position since their solution is already going to miss the entire season.
To make room for the new additions, the Jaguars waived tight end Marcel Jensen, safety Jeremy Deering, kicker Derek Dimke, and wide receiver Tommy Streeter.
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