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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Pressure is on for young pass rushers

The pressure is on for Dante Fowler, Yannick Ngakoue, and the young pass rushers.

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Pressure is on for young Jacksonville Jaguars pass rushers -
Youth can be a blessing and a curse. For the Jaguars, it represents the unknown, especially at the Leo position. Of the four full-time Leo pass rushers on the Jacksonville roster, only Chris Smith has played a regular season snap. Smith - who is the de facto veteran of the group - has played in just 13 games over the last two years.

Don't worry about Dante Fowler -
The Jacksonville Jaguars have put a concerted effort into rebuilding their defense, especially on the defensive line. The team turned over a lot of players this offseason, mainly at the LEO end position. The two players at that position who returned from 2015 are Chris Smith and 2015 first round pick Dante Fowler, Jr. As we all know, Fowler missed his rookie season in the NFL after tearing his ACL in rookie mini-camp prior to the season even starting.

Jaguars challenging Dante Fowler's mentality as season approaches -
Dante Fowler Jr. had a great start to training camp, but doesn’t have a sack through two preseason games. The Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t worried about that now, though. They’re more concerned with Fowler learning exactly the kind of preparation needed every week to become a good player in the NFL. That’s what defensive coordinator Todd Wash has been stressing to Fowler during the past few weeks.