How did the Jaguars 2016 NFL Draft turn out? Our own Jess Overby looks at the draft class and how it panned out.
With the 2019 NFL draft coming up on April 25th, we’re taking a look back at their last five draft and where their picks are now. Here are the Jaguars picks, how they were used, and where they are now. Next up – the 2016 draft.
Round 1, Pick 5: Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State – Jalen Ramsey was named the starting cornerback and has started every game for the Jaguars during his three-year career. In 2017, he was named to his first Pro Bowl and was also named All-Pro for the first time. He repeated his Pro Bowl stature in 2018. The Jaguars picked up his fifth-year option on February 27, 2019.
Round 2, Pick 36 overall: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA – Myles Jack played in all 16 games in 2016, starting 10, and has been a starter ever since. He is one of the mainstays of the Jaguars defense. He was originally thought to be a top 5 pick in the Draft but questions about his knee forced him to the second round.
Round 3, Pick 69 overall: Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Maryland – After his first game in his rookie year, where he was a backup, he has been one of the Jaguars starting defensive ends, setting a Jaguars rookie record with 8 sacks in the 2016 season. Yannick Ngakoue was eighth in the league and second on the team in sacks during the 2017 season with 12. Prior to the 2018 season, he was ranked number 88 by his peers in the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2018.
On March 13, 2019, he signed a three-year contract extension with the Jaguars
Round 4, Pick 103 overall: Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame- After being used sparing for a season and a half, Sheldon Day was waived on November 18, 2017.
- Side note- The Jaguars traded their fifth round pick, along with their second round pick, to Baltimore to move up and select Myles Jack.
Round 6, Pick 181 overall: Tyrone Holmes, LB, Montana – He was released prior to the season and claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns. Tyrone Holmes was waived by Cleveland on December 13, 2017, and subsequently signed and waived by Kansas City. He signed a reserve/future contract with the L.A. Chargers on December 26, 2018. After playing in the Alliance of American Football league in 2018, he signed onto the Miami Dolphins practice squad on April 9, 2019.
Round 6, Pick 201 overall: Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas – After spending most of his two years on the Jaguars practice squad, Brandon Allen was released on September 3, 2017. The L.A. Rams claimed him off waiver but he was inactive in every game until being placed on IR on December 20th. The Rams signed him to a reserve/future contract on February 7, 2019.
Round 7, Pick 226 overall: Jonathan Woodard, DE, Central Arkansas – He suffered a torn Achilles tendon on May 23, 2016, and was released prior to the 2017 season. The Atlanta Falcons signed Jonathan Woodard and later released him in October of that year. He was signed and waived by the Dolphins, but later re-signed and is currently on Miami’s active roster.
The 2016 draft was a very good to the Jaguars, with their first three picks being Pro Bowl and All-Pro caliber talent who may form part of the core of the Jaguars defense for years to come.