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The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected University
11-29-2019, 09:40 AM,
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected University
of Kentucky defender Josh Allen with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Jaguars were expected to bolster their pass rush at some..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Jaguars Free Agency 2016Jaguars Film RoomNFL DraftJaguars Injury NewsLatest NewsJaguars select Josh Allen in 2019 NFL DraftNew Andrew Norwell Jerseys Stitched ,132commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareJaguars select Josh Allen in 2019 NFL DraftThe Jacksonville Jaguars have selected University of Kentucky defender Josh Allen with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Jaguars were expected to bolster their pass rush at some point in the draft, especially if one of the premier defenders slid and that’s exactly what happened with Allen.“Good” Josh Allen, as I will refer to him for now, was one of the best pass rushers and defenders in the SEC last season. Allen played with both his hand on the ground as an edge rusher and also standing up and floating around like a linebacker, to the point where most considered Allen the perfect fit as a 3-4 outside linebacker, but he’s also drawn comparisons to Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.For the Jaguars, I’m not sure how Allen would fit in their 4-3 look. He could line up as a defensive end on passing plays and perhaps play outside linebacker on run downs. With the addition of Dom Capers as an adviser, maybe the Jaguars start to shift to some 3-4 looks on their defensive front.Quick Scouting Report from Filip Prus (@JaxonFil):After arriving on campus at Kentucky at 208 pounds and not many offers as an over-looked recruit, Allen has become a self-made prospect, working his way to becoming one of the most fearsome and productive pass rushers in the SEC. Allen is yolked with bulging biceps and a barrel chest and has worked tirelessly in the weight room to get to 6’5” 260lbs this past year Black Nick Foles Jerseys , allowing him to rack up 17 sacks. Allen wins with an explosive first step that he pairs with ethereal closing speed and has registered a 9.84 RAS as a DE. Allen plays with a tireless motor and doesn’t come off the field, likely factoring in as the Jaguars’ starting SAM in base downs and moving to edge rusher in pass rush situations. Much like Ngakoue, Allen has a knack for forcing fumbles and gives the Jaguars a ton of versatility on defense moving forward.Overall, the Jaguars are getting an elite athlete at a premium position and an exceptional person off the field. Allen is married with one son and would participate in Special Olympics events after practice and volunteer at the Indian Summer Camp for children’s cancer survivors. Allen’s non-sport talent is cooking and he plans on being a sports analyst after his football career. In my conversations, I have heard glowing reviews of Allen’s character and Jacksonville seems to be getting a tremendous culture guy. Several opposing SEC tackles have listed Allen as the toughest player they’ve ever gone up against, and Lance Zierlein said earlier on NFL Network that a colleague of his who is Director of Analytics for an NFL team whose analytics had Aaron Donald as the best player in his draft have Allen pegged as being the best prospect in this class.Consistency on the offensive line will help Jaguars early The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line in 2017 was above average, probably a lot better than most gave it credit for, but for the 2018 season it should be much better for a few reasons. For one, Cam Robinson started at left tackle as a rookie, and while he did a nice job Nick Foles Jerseys 2019 , he will be one more season experienced and through a full NFL offseason problem. Brandon Linder is back full healthy, as is Jermey Parnell and AJ Cann has pushed off any competition so far. Oh yeah, they also added that Andrew Norwell guy.The biggest thing however, is consistency. The Jaguars offensive line through training camp has been the same group of five, and it appears it’s going to stay that same group of five going forward.“It is definitely true,” Jaguars offensive coordinator Nate Hackett said on Monday when asked if it was true the line has been consistent with the personnel this offseason. “I think even looking back at the OTAs we had a lot of movement in there. I give a lot of credit to Jermey Parnell. He has done a great job keeping himself healthy and being able to be out there. He has had a ton more reps working with A.J [Cann]. A.J. has been out there this whole time, which is great. [Brandon] Linder, [Andrew] Norwell, Cam [Robinson]. It’s great to see those guys continually work together, talk and communicate. Especially with the pace that we go at practice. It stresses them to have to talk all the time. I think that’s something that you see consistently getting better.”In past seasons there has always been one or two open spots on the line and you’d see a lot of shuffling around Youth Nick Foles Jerseys , multiple times, and really not have anything settled until Week 1 of the regular season. You can tell when a line hasn’t gotten comfortable working as a unit, but for the 2018 season, it sure sounds like the offensive line is already building that unit mentality and will be ready to go in New York.“It’s just great right now kind of where those guys are and kind of working together and improving,” Hackett said. “It’s just everything you see being more efficient. You guys know that’s what we’re always looking for.”If the Jaguars can continue trotting the same five out through the preseason, with success on the field, they’ll be way ahead of where they were last season in regards to the line being settled and ready to go. The first few weeks of the season will be important to the Jaguars 2018 success, so the more reps they get together the better.
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