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We are just 10 days away
01-21-2020, 09:47 AM,
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We are just 10 days away
from the 2019 NFL Draft! The Jacksonville Jaguars have not had a lot of success with first round draft picks , but there have been some really solid second-rounders, and..." Jaguars Draft History: Looking at past mid-round “gems” and notablesNew,18commentsEDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Jaguars Draft History: Looking at past mid-round “gems” and notablesTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Sam Greenwood/Getty ImagesWe are just 10 days away from the 2019 NFL Draft! The Jacksonville Jaguars have not had a lot of success with first round draft picks, but there have been some really solid second-rounders, and quite a few mid-round or late-round players that have exceeded all expectations. Let’s focus on those mid-round selections for today’s discussion, though. Generally, I think most would agree with my assessment that first and second rounders can be considered early round picks, while selections in the third/fourth/fifth round are looked at as mid-rounders, and of course sixth or seventh rounders are the late round wildcards. So, let’s recap some notable picks in Jaguars franchise history from rounds three through five (again, these are “notables” not all are “gems”): Round 3: 2018: Ronnie Harrison, SS, Alabama2017: Dawuane Smoot, DE Chris Conley Jersey , Illinois2016: Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Maryland 2015: A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina 2014, Brandon Linder, OG/OC, Miami (FL.) 2009: Terrance Knighton, DT, Temple and Derek Cox, CB, William & Mary2007: Mike Sims-Walker, WR, UCF2006: Clint Ingram , OLB, Oklahoma2003: Vince Manuwai, OG, Hawaii2002: Akin Ayodele, OLB, Purdue 2000: T.J. Slaughter, MLB, Southern Miss1996: Aaron Beasley, CB, West Virginia Quick Thoughts: Every player mentioned here was either a multiple-year starter or carved out a niche as a rotational player for the Jaguars. But the past five drafts have all been pretty successful for Jacksonville in the third round. The jury is still out on young players Ronnie Harrison and Dawuane Smoot, but Yannick Ngakoue is one of the NFL’s best pass-rushers, and Brandon Linder (when healthy) is one of the league’s top interior offensive lineman. Say what you want about A.J. Cann, but he is a multi-year stater and the front office clearly believes in him as he was re-signed to the team this offseason. Other solid players such as Vince Manuwai (may he rest in peace), Aaron Beasley Womens Landry Jones Jersey , Akin Ayodele, Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton and Clint Ingram were significant role players for the team. T.J. Slaughter also put in a few productive seasons. This one seems like an obvious answer, but let’s do it anyway: The Chiefs lost wide receiver Tyreek Hill to an injury on Sunday and they got a scare from quarterback Patrick Mahomes as well.Mahomes went into the blue medical tent for a check after he came up limping at the end of a play in the first half, but came right back into the game. Mahomes said he “kind of rolled my ankle” and said he was eager to get out of the tent because “it was pretty hot” in there.Mahomes wound up with 378 passing yards and three touchdowns in the 40-26 victory, but sad after the game that the injury did have some impact on him.“Obviously, I wasn’t as mobile as I usually am, but the team helped me out,” Mahomes said, via “I was able to get the ball out of my hands, and guys were making plays.”Left tackle Eric Fisher said the team appreciates when a player is able to play through an injury the way Mahomes did on Sunday and that’s just one of many things to appreciate about what Mahomes brings to the Chiefs.
01-22-2020, 06:51 PM,
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RE: We are just 10 days away
f many things to appreciate

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