The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their big school drafting, by grabbing their second national champion in as many rounds as they selected Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett.
It was nearly impossible to imagine that Bennett would be around for anyone in Round 6, but he somehow slipped through the cracks.
The first question is why would this All-American from a national championship level program go overlooked for this long?
Injuries have been a concern for Bennett, as he played with an injured shoulder for most of his senior season. Still, he wasn't slowed down much as he sticks out on film as a great interior athlete.
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah had this to say about the Jaguars value pick--
"I have him just outside my top 50 but when you start looking at interior pass rushers, to me he's going to be right there at the top," Jeremiah said. "Originally, I said he's going to go in the second round, but I think he's got a chance to potentially climb up into the bottom of the first because he can give you some disruption and pass rush in the interior." The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Bennett collected 18 sacks and 31.5 tackles for loss in college. Not everyone is sold on him. "I thought he disappeared too often in games," an anonymous scout said in February. "Enough athletic ability. Not sure if he's quick enough for a smaller guy to win on a consistent basis. Doesn't always finish plays."
Bennett should work his way into the Jaguars defensive line rotation immediately and hopefully take some pressure off of Sen'Derrick Marks, who is coming off a torn ACL.
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