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2016 NFL Draft: Jaguars select Brandon Allen

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The first player on offense picked by the Jaguars is... a quarterback?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have taken their second sixth-round pick and selected Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen. This is the pick they got from trading Josh Scobee to the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2015 preseason.

Brandon Allen was on the South roster coached by Gus Bradley and the Jaguars staff. Allen completed 66% of his passes and passed for 30 touchdowns against just eight interceptions during his senior season last year. Both of those were the second-best totals for a quarterback in school history. His 64 touchdowns over his college career is an Arkansas record.

But Allen had very weak early years at Arkansas, where he throw just barely above 50% in terms of completion percentage -- or under his freshman year. Allen is a project, plain and simple, and shouldn't be considered as a threat to supplant Blake Bortles or even backup quarterback Chad Henne, but he's shown his ability to improve so we'll see.