3 Notre Dame prospects the Jacksonville Jaguars should target in the 2023 NFL Draft
By Beau Adams
Notre Dame is accustomed to providing strong leadership and great character to the NFL with their prospects. These are two qualities the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room needs going into the 2023 season.
The Jags are preparing to make a deep playoff run after their impressive 2022 season and need to address some roster holes in the draft. The Fighting Irish have three intriguing prospects that could soon push Jacksonville into the Super Bowl, and general manager Trent Baalke could potentially get all three.
3. Notre Dame draft prospect the Jaguars should target: Isaiah Foskey
Assuming the Jaguars go with a cornerback in the second round, they will need to address the edge position in the third. They will be looking for a valuable pass rusher already at the NFL level and Notre Dame's Isaiah Foskey could be the perfect fit. He reminds me a little of Lawrence Taylor. Watch this strip sack against USC to see how much of an impact he can have on the football field.
Foskey's beautiful frame and versatility made him the all-time sack leader at the historic university. The sack record was the main reason he returned to the Irish in 2022 instead of entering last year's draft.
Scouting reports say he has a nose for the quarterback and big plays with explosiveness off the edge. Foskey still has tremendous upside despite already being an accomplished pass rusher. Think of former Jaguar and one of the most consistent pass rushers of the last five years, Yannick Ngakoue, for an adequate player comparison.
Why Foskey is ranked 72nd overall on the NFL Media's draft board is baffling. Yet, due to the depth at the edge position, most mock drafts have him available when the Jaguars are on the clock with the 88th pick. With the loss of free agent Arden Key, it could be worth trading up in the third to lock Foskey in.