The Jacksonville Jaguars were surely watching the National Championship.
Miami Hard Rock Stadium witnessed a performance for the ages in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. The Alabama Crimson Tide soundly defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes to cap off their undefeated 2020 season. Leading the way for the Tide’s defense was defensive tackle Christian Barmore, a potential first-round pick and a prospect the Jacksonville Jaguars should be monitoring.
Barmore rampaged through Ohio State’s offensive line with ease for the majority of the evening. In addition to two tackles for loss, the Philadelphia native’s sack mastery was on display for the world to see. While the 2020 National Championship Defensive MVP is an exceptional talent, it’s fair to wonder if the ‘Jags’ will target him with their second first-round selection. There are a few reasons why they should.
Christian Barmore is the defensive tackle the Jacksonville Jaguars need.
Former Ohio State Buckeye DaVon Hamilton was the only defensive tackle on the Jacksonville Jaguars to tally double-digit pressures during the 2020 regular season. While 2020 rookie showed promise, the Black and Teal need a more imposing presence in the middle of their defensive front. The Tide’s Christian Barmore possesses a favorable skillset that should transition smoothly to the NFL level.
In addition, Alabama’s standout defensive tackle posted red-hot defensive numbers leading up to the team’s championship game. He consistently improved throughout their 2020 campaign, and the Jaguars would be hard-pressed to not bring him aboard given the other young defensive linemen currently on the team.
Above all, Christian Barmore’s motor commands the presence of opposing offensive lines. He possesses both the determination and means to consistently beat double teams. If that unique trait translates to the NFL, that would bode well for both Jacksonville Jaguar defensive ends Josh Allen and K’Lavon Chaisson.
The Jaguars front four would undoubtedly benefit from playing alongside the interior force that is Barmore. In conclusion, this Jacksonville team cannot afford to pass up on the best interior pass rusher with their second first-round choice should he be available.