Player News - Jaguars

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Jaguars LT Kelvin Beachum (ACL) said he will begin cutting soon.

Beachum tore his ACL in October. He has been running and pushing sleds in a straight line, and he has begun doing pass sets as well. It sounds like he should participate in at least part of training camp, and it would be a surprise if he is not ready for Week 1. Beachum also said he plans to play left tackle, a spot formerly occupied by 2013 No. 2 overall pick Luke Joeckel. The Jaguars declined to pick up Joeckel's fifth-year option earlier this week.
Source: jaguars.com
May 4 - 6:35 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said second-round LB Myles Jack (knee) is "ready to go."

Caldwell said Jack would have been able to participate in spring ball if he were still at UCLA, but he admitted the linebacker may need a procedure in the future. "I don’t think the plan involves microfracture," Caldwell said. "I don’t think he’s a candidate for that from what I’ve been told, but there may need to be a procedure somewhere down the line." A top-five talent, Jack slipped to the second round because of long-term concerns about his knee. If the Jaguars can keep him healthy, he could end up being the steal of the draft.
May 4 - 5:47 PM

The Jaguars declined LT Luke Joeckel's fifth-year option.

This was expected after Joeckel struggled mightily his first three seasons, and lost his starting job to free agent pickup Kelvin Beachum. Joeckel has not shown the ability to handle himself in an NFL running game, and has been pulverized in pass protection. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft. The No. 1 pick in that draft -- Chiefs LT Eric Fisher -- has been only slightly better.
May 2 - 4:14 PM

Jaguars signed TCU K Jaden Oberkrom.

Oberkrom (6'2/186) was the Horned Frogs' placekicker and kickoff specialist all four years, making 79-of-100 field goal tries with a long of 57. He shined on kickoffs, landing 62.4 percent of his senior-year kicks in the opposing end zone. If Oberkrom is to make it in the NFL, he'll have to improve his short-kick accuracy after missing two field goals inside 30 yards last season, as well as an extra point.
May 2 - 12:52 PM

Jaguars sign Minnesota CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun.

Boddy-Calhoun (5'10/193) was a two-year starter in the Gophers' secondary, piling up nine interceptions and 15 pass breakups across his final two seasons. The ballhawk showed plus athleticism in Indy, blazing 4.47 with a 10-foot-4 broad jump and 35-inch vertical. On game tape, Boddy-Calhoun allowed too much separation when aligned on the perimeter, and will have to become a full-time NFL slot corner. He'll open his career covering punts and kicks.
Apr 30 - 7:59 PM

Jaguars selected Central Arkansas DE Jonathan Woodard with the No. 226 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Woodard (6'5/271) ran 4.89 at Central Arkansas' Pro Day with moderate measurable athletic numbers, including a 34-inch vertical and 9-foot-9 broad jump. He bench-pressed 225 pounds 28 times. Woodard will likely play strong-side end on defense and possibly kick inside on pass downs, but he's obviously going to have to contribute on special teams to earn a spot.
Apr 30 - 5:43 PM

Jaguars selected Arkansas QB Brandon Allen with the No. 201 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Allen (6'1/217) made 34 starts for the Razorbacks, setting a school record with 64 career passing touchdowns and leading the SEC in passer rating (166.5) and yards per attempt (9.3) as a senior with a 65.9% completion rate and 30:8 TD-to-INT ratio. Allen is small with small hands (8 1/2") and played in a simplistic, play-action-heavy offense at Arkansas, but he offers adequate arm strength, a quick release, and plus mobility. Allen figures to max out as an NFL backup, though he is smart and skilled enough to become a viable short-term spot starter.
Apr 30 - 4:45 PM

Jaguars selected Montana DE Tyrone Holmes with the No. 181 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Holmes (6'2/253) was an undersized but prolific defensive end for the Grizzlies, logging 47 career tackles for loss and 34.5 sacks. He led all of FCS in sacks (18) as a senior. Holmes flew under the radar among NFL scouts until his March 21 Pro Day, where he blazed 4.59 with 28 bench-press reps and an explosive 37 1/2-inch vertical. Holmes needs to learn how to convert his speed into power and has a lot of mechanical work to do, but there are intriguing edge-rush traits here.
Apr 30 - 3:54 PM

Jaguars selected Notre Dame DL Sheldon Day with the No. 103 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Day (6'1/293) was a three-year starter and four-year contributor for the Irish, tallying 32 career tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. Albeit not nearly as good a player, Day's pre-draft measurables are eerily similar to Aaron Donald's. Day is an undersized interior pass rusher with experience at both 3-4 end and 4-3 under tackle, the latter being his preferred NFL position. Day may struggle to nail down a full-time role in the pros, but his ability to cause backfield disruption will earn him playing time, likely as a rotational three technique.
Apr 30 - 12:22 PM

Jaguars selected Maryland DE Yannick Ngakoue with the No. 69 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Ngakoue (6'2/252) turned pro following a breakout junior campaign, setting Maryland's single-season sack record (13.5) and tallying 21.5 for his career along with 33 tackles for loss. He earned first-team All-Big Ten in 2015. Ngakoue turned in a solid Combine workout, running 4.75 with a 34 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-10 broad jump. Ngakoue has experience as an edge-setting run defender, offers pass-rush potential, and plays with a non-stop motor. He has a chance to develop into a factor as an NFL edge presence.
Apr 29 - 9:53 PM

Jaguars traded up with the Ravens to select UCLA LB Myles Jack with the No. 36 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

In exchange, Baltimore will get picks No. 38 and 146 in this year's draft. Jack (6'1/245) made 28 college starts -- 27 at linebacker and one at running back -- excelling at both positions with a 5.7 YPC average and 11 TDs on 68 career carries, and utter dominance as a three-down outside linebacker for Jim Mora II. Before Jack tore his anterior meniscus three games into his 2015 junior campaign, he showed the ability to cover backs in the flats and receivers in the slot, while laying wood on the ground and affecting games as a blitzer. Not yet of legal drinking age, Jack's rookie-year impact will be tied to his knee rehab. Pre draft, Jack was able to dominate the broad (10'4") and vertical (40") jumps, but couldn't run the forty.
Apr 29 - 7:34 PM

Dr. James Andrews told UCLA LB Myles Jack he will not need microfracture surgery.

Andrews first examined Jack's knee in December. Jack seemed uncertain about whether he'd need surgery when discussing it earlier this week, but Andrews doesn't see the injury as a long-term issue. Other teams may feel differently but Andrews is well-respected in sports medicine and his name carries weight. It would be a surprise if Jack isn't one of the first names announced on Day 2.
Apr 29 - 3:07 PM

According to an NFL medical source who spoke with ESPN's Ed Werder, Myles Jack's knee injury is "more troubling in some ways" than Jaylon Smith's.

Smith tore his left ACL and MCL in his final college game and has already been ruled out for 2016. While Smith's injury will heal over time, the fear is that Jack's knee will continue to deteriorate. Jack admitted the possibility of microfracture surgery at some point. Per ESPN's Darren Rovell, Jack has a "loss of value" insurance policy that kicks in if he's still on the board at pick No. 45.
Apr 29 - 10:50 AM

Jaguars selected Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Ramsey (6'1/209) made 41 starts in three years at FSU, logging 15.5 career tackles for loss, 26 pass breakups, and three INTs. He earned second-team All-America in 2015, yielding just a 38.5% completion rate on throws into his coverage. Ramsey doubles as a track and field star and predictably blew up the Combine, running 4.41 with a 41 1/2-inch vertical and 11-foot-3 broad jump. Ramsey wasn't a dominant ballhawk in the ACC, but he offers an ideal blend of size, athleticism, and cover skills to become a high-end NFL starter at outside corner or free safety. In Gus Bradley's defense, Ramsey will almost certainly start out as a press-man corner, competing for snaps with Prince Amukamara and Davon House.
Apr 28 - 8:52 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder indicated on SportsCenter that the Cowboys' pick at No. 4 will come down to either Jalen Ramsey or Ezekiel Elliott.

As you've probably read on this website before, it's rumored Dallas' personnel department has Ramsey No. 1 on the team's draft board, while owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett are pulling for Elliott at the No. 4 pick. The Cowboys are expected to draft Ramsey if he's available, but there are indications San Diego is seriously debating selecting Ramsey at No. 3. Ohio State DE Joey Bosa is no longer seen as a likely consideration for the Cowboys.
Apr 28 - 6:48 PM


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