May 22, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Calais Campbell (left) and defensive tackle Taven Bryan (right) talk during organized team activities at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Fleshing out an already talent-rich roster, the Jacksonville Jaguars mainly added valuable depth at several positions in the 2018 NFL Draft, improving their chances of another deep playoff run if the man under center can keep pace.
Former Florida interior defensive lineman Taven Bryan, Jacksonville’s first-round pick in the draft, is expected to play in rotation with star Malik Jackson and Marcell Dareus. Slotted as out No. 3 interior defender in the class, Bryan earned career-highs in overall grade (89.1), total pressures (31) and defensive stops (25). He may be a bit of an unfinished product at the position, but his explosive first step and motor creates for a high floor at the next level.