The Jacksonville Jaguars signed the 4th of their 8 rookies to contracts on Thursday, as 7th round tight end Ben Koyack officially joined the team.
Koyack is going to be a fun rookie draft pick to track in my opinion, solely because he was basically a completely free acquisition. The Jaguars received the 229th pick in the 2015 NFL draft from the New York Jets to move down one spot in the 4th round. The Jaguars subsequently used that 7th round pick on Koyack.
Projected as more of an inline, blocking tight end, Koyack joins what is becoming a very crowded tight end room. The Jaguars signed veteran free agent Julius Thomas from the Denver Broncos earlier this offseason to become a focal point of the offense, and the team decided to restructure Marcedes Lewis‘ contract to keep him on the squad for 2015. The Jaguars also still have Clay Harbor on the roster, and Koyack wasn’t even the only tight end chosen in the draft. Although announced as a receiver, Neal Sterling is likely going to shift over to tight end due to his size.
Koyack’s selection indicates the team might be moving towards more two tight end sets on offense, but I think he is more of a developmental player who won’t see the field too much in 2015.
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