Cody Whitehair is considered by many to be the best interior lineman in this draft class. A do it all lineman at Kansas State, Whitehair projects to the NFL as a guard or center - just what the Jags need. With Brandon Linder and A.J. Cann entrenched as starters at 2 out of the 3 interior offensive line spots the Jags have just one piece missing and it could be filled by Whitehair.
Dodd was a one year wonder at Clemson due to injuries early on in his college career and an incredible amount of NFL talent in front of him on the depth chart, but once Dodd hit the field he was a beast. He showed up big time in every important game for the Tigers last season and showed he has the ability to dominate as a pass rusher and run stuffer on the edge. While Dodd might be bigger than the ideal LEO for the Jags, he may be a defensive line talent that is just too good to pass up for a team desperate for pass rush.
Spence is an ultra talented edge rusher who started his career at Ohio State playing opposite Joey Bosa. After an impressive start to his career at OSU Spence was kicked off the team because he was addicted to Ecstasy. Spence transferred to Eastern Kentucky where he got into more trouble before eventually settling down and taking voluntary drug tests every week. He is clearly one of the more talented players in the draft, but his off the field concerns have seen him fall to the 2nd round and he could be off some team's boards completely. Despite his issues he is a talented pass rusher that would be a perfect fit for the Jaguars.
For months leading up to the draft Myles Jack was the consensus pick for the Jaguars at 5, but that was before his knee was deemed a "time bomb" and medical reports were released that knocked him off of some team's boards entirely. It is unclear whether or not he is still on the Jaguars' radar, but if he is, he would make so much sense for the Jags at 38. He is perhaps the most talented player in this draft, save Jalen Ramsey, and would immediately upgrade the Jags linebacking group and defense as a whole.
Calhoun is a talented pass rusher who lacks the lower body strength to be a top pick in the draft. Despite his lack of leg strength and his tendency to play high off the ball, Calhoun put up admirable numbers at Michigan State and showed a diverse set of pass rush moves including a spin, rip, and speed rush. He also displays great play recognition as was displayed by his performance against the ultra tricky Oregon offense early in 2015. Calhoun could be a steal for a team in the second round looking for a developmental pass rusher who could have some impact in clear passing situations right away.
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