When it comes to NFL Draft analysis, there are hits and there are misses—and then there’s News4JAX’s “StealTheShow” segment which interviewed a local about the Jacksonville Jaguars recent draft class. The “fan” certainly had a unique answer to the question.
“I was in Miami with my new beach house. Well, it was a couple of minutes from the beach,” the fan says when asked about the team’s draft class in an interview with WJXT4.
For what it’s worth, the part about “taking it to the limit” in the team’s initial draft back in 1994 that included three-time All-Pro tackle Tony Boselli, plus two-time 1,000-yard running back James Stewart, and quarterback Rob Johnson—who started 29 games over a nine-year career—wasn’t a bad haul. So it wasn’t a completely baseless analysis.
— 973 The Dawg (@973thedawg) May 2, 2016
As for this year’s draft class, the Jaguars appeared to do well, although it really takes at least three years to start to judge a class.
Jacksonville took Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick to help upgrade their secondary. In the second round, they took a flier on UCLA linebacker Myles Jack—who many felt would have been a top-five pick before he suffered a torn meniscus last fall. If he can fully recover, the Jaguars would seem to have an All-Pro linebacker for just a second-round pick. With their five remaining picks, the Jaguars used four of them to upgrade their defensive line and a fifth one on quarterback Brandon Allen.