Jacksonville Jaguars: 6 best draft picks under former GM David Caldwell
The two best players of Caldwell’s tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
During David Caldwell’s tenure as the general manager, the Jaguars’ front office hardly ever re-signed the players they drafted, and there are two reasons for that. First, most of the players they got in the draft weren’t worth bringing back, and second, they traded the few good players they had or let them sign with other teams. Brandon Linder is the exception.
This Jacksonville team made Linder the highest-paid center in the NFL when they gave him a five-year $51.7 million contract in 2017. Originally a third-round pick in 2014, the Miami product has been with the Jaguars for seven years and started 78 games.
There can’t be a countdown of the best players the David Caldwell’s Jaguars drafted without Myles Jack. Once projected as a high first-round pick, the linebacker tore his right meniscus in his last season with the Bruins in 2015, which played a factor in his slide to the second round of the players’ selection process in 2016.
Nevertheless, the ‘Jags’ took a flyer on Jack and got themselves a key cog in their defense. During his five-year tenure in Jacksonville, the linebacker has recorded 361 total tackles, two forced fumbles, and three interceptions. Although Jack isn’t a Pro Bowl he has become an essential member of the Jaguars linebacker corps.