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2016 Jaguars training camp: Defense, pass rush highlight Day 3

The defense was the star of Day 3 of training camp, with the secondary and pass rush highlighting the morning.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars concluded Day 3 of training camp and from all accounts it was the pass rush, led by Dante Fowler, Yannick Ngakoue, and Sheldon Day, who were the highlights on Saturday morning. But rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey also got a bit of the spotlight.

Here are some highlights and observations from the players who stood out today.

Dante Fowler, Jr

It's Fowler for whom the greatest burden rests to get this pass rush going and he showed a ton of skill and promise today.

Here he is beating right tackle Jermey Parnell badly...

Malik Jackson

The 90 million dollar man will be a big part of the pass rush as well, attacking from the interior and flushing quarterbacks to our edge rushers or preventing them from stepping up and throwing passes downfield. Here's Malik Jackson going against right guard A.J. Cann and the second-year player, who had a solid rookie season, gets whipped.

Yannick Ngakoue

While he was going against backup tackle Josh Wells, it was still a hell of a move by Yannick shown here to get past the line.

Sheldon Day

Again, it's another backup lineman -- this time right guard Chris Reed -- but Day showed a lot of quickness and great use of his hands to beat the blocker and get inside.

Jalen Ramsey

The first few practices of any rookie's career are going to be tough, but when you're matched up one-on-one against one of the best receivers in the NFL, well, it doesn't get any easier.

Luke Joeckel vs. Kelvin Beachum vs. Mackenzy Bernadeau

If the left side of the offensive line had to be decided today, it seems like it would be Kelvin Beachum and Luke Joeckel. According to Mark Long of the AP, Mackenzy Bernadeau "can't possibly be the starter for the Jaguars this season" and he's unsure if he even makes the final roster.


It's not clear yet how Beachum or Joeckel will line up -- who will be guard and who will be tackle -- but from everyone at camp, those are the two standing out and being given the most opportunities on the left side.