The Jacksonville Jaguars used their fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to select Notre Dame defensive lineman Sheldon Day.
There are two ways to look at this pick.
On the one hand, Day might not have a clear fit on the roster as of right now. He has been called a 3-technique but he has done a lot of his damage as a pass rusher from a defensive end spot. The defensive end spot is an unconventional spot for him, but he's done well nonetheless. It remains to be seen just how creative the Jaguars will chose to be with him.
On the other hand... the value is just too good to pass up.
Regardless of where you line him up or how you use him, he just knows how to get to the quarterback. At this point in the draft it is better to try to find prospects who excel in specific roles, and Day excels in a role that the Jaguars desperately need.
If Day can show enough in camp to work himself into the rotation, at either 3-technique or at the big end position, then he could bring a skill set that the Jaguars roster currently is lacking. In the fourth round round, you can throw fit out the window and focus on just getting the player who is really, really good at doing one thing. And that's Day.
To me, Day is not one of the better picks the Jaguars made, but he is one of the most intriguing for a number of reasons.
Grade: B- because the Jaguars did not Hanx it.