The Jacksonville Jaguars spent their first two draft picks upgrading their secondary and linebackers. It's only fitting they ended Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft making sure their pass rush was upgraded as well, selecting Maryland linebacker and edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue.
Yannick Ngakoue isn't a household name and he wasn't talked about a lot about leading up to the draft. Over the last two seasons, the 252-pound Yannick Ngakoue racked up production as a pass rusher for Maryland. During that time, he earned 19 sacks and 28 tackles for a loss. His 13 sacks in 2015 alone were good for the third highest sack total in the NCAA last season.
On the surface, those are really impressive numbers for a 20-year-old pass rusher. The numbers are even more impressive when you consider that the Maryland football program struggled as a whole over this period, going 10-15 over those seasons, including a 3-9 season in Ngakoue's breakout 2015 campaign.
How would you grade the Jaguars for picking Yannick Ngakoue in the third round?