What if Devonte Wyatt falls out of the first round?
- Devonte Wyatt, DT, 6’3″, 307 lbs.
- 12 career tackles for a loss
- 2 forced fumbles
- 3 pass deflections
Devonte Wyatt was fifth in the SEC with two forced fumbles and wreaked havoc this past year. Wyatt could come in and provide an instant pass-rush presence from the 3-tech position. The Jaguars will need to generate pressure from the inside, and Wyatt will provide just that. In fact, he’ll be difficult in one-on-one situations for blockers; he’ll likely need double teams to be accounted for.
Another strength in Wyatt’s game is his versatility, a trait that his teammates across the Georgia defensive line share. His speed, quickness, and ability to disengage blockers make him an asset on the edge. By the same token, he consistently blew up the interior and displayed an ability to disrupt the offensive backfield. He tallied 23 pressures last year.
In order for the Jaguars to land Wyatt, they’ll need a little bit of luck. Right now, Wyatt is being projected by several outlets to go either 31st to the Cincinnati Bengals or at number 30 to the Kansas City Chiefs. If Wyatt advances past those two picks, the Jaguars would be fools not to take him at 33.
Then there’s Wyatt and Jordan’s teammate who has shot up draft boards these past few weeks.