3 Clemson linemen the Jacksonville Jaguars should target in the 2023 NFL Draft

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2. Clemson player the Jaguars must target in the 2023 Draft: Bryan Bresee

432. . A force in the trenches. Bryan Bresee, Defensive Lineman. . . 11. player

Brian Bresee was an anchor on Clemson's defensive line, which is precisely what the Jaguars need. Thus, Bresee to the Jags would be a pick that makes too much sense not to happen. He draws player comparisons to Ndamukong Suh.

Bresee was the number one recruit in the country when he committed to Clemson. He made an immediate impact and won the 2020 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year award. The Maryland native has an intuitive aggressiveness to penetrate and crash the line, which is apparent from his game film.

Scouts and draft analysis love his ability to flow laterally and contain the run. He is 6'5" and 298 pounds, according to his NFL draft profile. He is a great size to plug the interior line against the run. They also note he has instinctual smart hands and is a good pocket pusher when he gets a jump.

Brian Bresee would solve a lot of problems on the defensive line. He would be an anchor and ease the potential future loss of outside linebacker Josh Allen if the Jaguars cannot re-sign him this year. Watch him attack the quarterback and recover the fumble, he just has the instincts.

Having said that, Bresee has a lot of work to do to recover from several injuries over his last two years at Clemson. Draft analysts also comment on his lack of pass-rush ability and speed. Unfortunately, he also shows some weaknesses he needs to develop further.

While projected on most mock drafts to go on Day 1, these issues could have Bresee dropping early in the second round. If this happens, the Jaguars could package one of their fourth-round picks with their late seconds and move up to grab the former number 1 recruit. Theoretically, getting both first-round Clemson defensive linemen, but wait... there is more.