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Jaguars NFL Draft results: Yannick Ngakoue picked in the 3rd round

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Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Maryland defensive end Yannick Ngakoue in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Jaguars added two blue chip players in the first and second round in cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Myles Jack, and now have addressed one of their biggest needs in the pass rush with Nagkoue.

With Dante Fowler Jr. coming back from his knee injury, the Jaguars still needed add depth at the LEO end position, with not much behind Fowler. Ngakoue is a player who should be a perfect fit as a rotational pass rusher that can be a nice change of pace in certain packages and on passing downs. He has a relentless motor and wills his way into a lot of sacks.

He doesn't have the greatest size for a pass rusher at just 6'2" and 250 pounds, but he's a slippery pass rusher than is able to get off his blocks and does a nice job of converting speed to power. With the first three picks in the draft, the Jaguars have significantly added to three big needs and added a lot of athleticism to the defense.