There has been a lot of hype surrounding the Jacksonville Jaguars as we inch closer to the start of NFL training camp and the preseason. A lot of that hype has been around their 2016 NFL Draft class, and rightfully so. The team was able to pick up arguably the two best defensive players in that draft in Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack, so the praise is deserved.
We still haven't seen them really hit the field yet, outside of underwear practice, but the hype for the players is very real. So much so that ESPN'S John Clayton has tabbed Myles Jack as being the 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year.
That certainly looks like a bold prediction, but when you really look at it, it makes quite a bit of sense. Jack will be playing linebacker, which is a very "visual position", in that it's easy to see their impact on the game, compared to that of a cornerback like Jalen Ramsey. You could go an entire game without hearing a corner's name, which is great, but to the casual person that's out of sight, out of mind.
Jack seems like a good fit to be tabbed for the award, granted he stays healthy, because he is that type of impact player on the field. The biggest question going forward will be just how much Jack plays early in the season.