Jacksonville Jaguars draft target: DT Christian Barmore
The Jacksonville Jaguars should target defensive tackle Christian Barmore.
Defense wins championships. The Jacksonville Jaguars can attest to this. Well, almost—as they got so close to a Super Bowl run in 2017 with stars like Jalen Ramsey, Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, A.J. Bouye, and Myles Jack on their defense.
Now, only one of those players—Jack— remains with the team. Jacksonville had a good thing going for them but now the defensive is a big weakness—especially the defensive line. They have some good players on the edge but really need to fill in the interior.
Defensive tackle isn’t as strong as it has been in past draft classes but there are still some very talented prospects on the interior defensive line.
Christian Barmore can be a powerhouse for the Jaguars
Christian Barmore out of Alabama is a name on the rise who saw significant improvement between 2019 and 2020. Through nine games this season, he has 27 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, and three forced fumbles. He doesn’t have a ton of experience which could be a concern to some NFL teams.
The first thing that jumped off the tape for me was Barmore’s hands. He’s incredibly versatile and consistently wins with his fast and powerful hands. He easily overpowers offensive lineman with his overwhelming size at 6’5″ and 310 pounds.
Barmore likes to play with high pads and can let himself get out-leveraged. His technique can get a little sloppy when his first move doesn’t win so he must become “comfortable with adding to his arsenal” of moves as put by The Draft Network’s Jordan Reid.
The Jaguar could use a player like Barmore who can push around offensive linemen and use his length to wrap around the ball carrier and punch the ball out.