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2016 NFL Draft: Jaguars select Tyrone Holmes

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The Jaguars can't stop drafting defenders. They won't stop drafting defenders.

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Montana defensive end Tyrone Holmes in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Holmes was an ultra productive pass rusher in the lower level and has a ton of athleticism and upside for the Jaguars LEO end position.

At 6'3" and 250 pounds, Holmes has the size that most teams look for in a future every down pass rusher. The Jaguars needed an influx of pass rushers this offseason and the addition of Holmes and Yannick Ngakoue, as well as Dante Folwer, Jr. will give the Jaguars a young nucleus with high upside for the future.

Holmes is considered a project, but caught the eye of scouts with his production at Montana. He'll need to get stronger at the next level to hold up against the run and develop some more pass rush moves. He does seem to be a natural bender around the edge and has a quick first step.