Jags Rookie Olympics

Rio is not the only Olympics to look forward to this Summer. The Jags rookie class will have their own "Rookie Olympics," and they will be judged by yours truly.

Gold Medal:

Jalen Ramsey - The FSU cornerback has been nothing short of impressive this training camp. He has played all over the field, but spent most of his time at corner. He has covered tight end Julius Thomas incredibly well, something we did not see in OTAs (Ramsey missed OTAs). It's been pretty amazing watching Ramsey cover him like a blanket. He is clearly the number one corner on the team and will be all systems go week one against Green Bay.

Dante Fowler - Though he is in his second year, the former Gator has never played an NFL snap. This kid can play, plain and simple. He is best athlete on the field. His explosiveness, football IQ and instinct will make him a force week one. His hands have been in Blake Bortles face all training camp.

Silver Medal:

Sheldon DayThe rookie out of Notre Dame has been a huge surprise this training camp. He has stiff competition in Malik Jackson and Sen'Derrick Marks, but has held his own in comparison to the veterans. He still has aspects to work on as all rookies do, but the kid is strong and plays aggressive, old school football with great hands. "He has been a little too disruptive on the line," stated Jaguars left tackle Kelvin Beachum.

 

Myles Jack - The linebacker out of UCLA missed all of OTAs due to the NFL rule not allowing rookies to participate in OTAs until the current senior class graduates. It's clear he is still playing catch up, but the athleticism he brings to complement his intelligence is a special quality in a young linebacker. "He is the future of the middle linebacker position for this organization," stated current Jags middle linebacker Paul Posluszny. Jack will still likely start as the OLB on the strong side, with Telvin Smith having a firm grasp on the weak side.

Bronze Medal:

  - The rookie defensive end out of Maryland was a bit of a surprise to Jags fans when they took him in the third, but he is looking like a gem. He has competition in Jared Odrick to play opposite to Dante Fowler Jr, but he should see plenty of action as he brings great speed and shiftiness to the defensive end position. 


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