These are the last two draft picks the Jacksonville Jaguars will have.
When you think of undersized defensive tackles from Pitt, you probably think of Aaron Donald, who has been named Defensive Player of the Year three times in his seven-year career. However, there’s another Panthers defensive tackle that fits that description, Jaylen Twyman.
The Pitt product isn’t as athletic as Donald and lacks the first step that has helped the Rams defensive tackle earn six First-Team All-Pro designations. Also, his 11 sacks in 2019 may be deceiving as he registered 36 pressures. On the other hand, he’s developed a few pass-rushing moves and plays the run well, which could help him make the roster.
The Jaguars have an extra selection in every round but the third. In this case, they received a seventh-round selection and linebacker Kamalei Correa from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for their sixth-round selection in this year’s draft. They could use the pick on defensive lineman Daelin Hayes, who struggled with injuries throughout five seasons with the Fighting Injuries but was productive when he was on the field.
In 43 games at Notre Dame, Hayes logged 97 tackles (20.5 for a loss), nine sacks, four pass deflections, one interception, and four forced fumbles. He lacks elite physical traits but showed in 2020 that he can drop in coverage, which would make him a better fit to play linebacker at the pro level.