The Jacksonville Jaguars have an exciting rookie class this year, headlined by the two players talked about the most in cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Myles Jack. For the most part, if you just forgot about the rest of the rookie class and it would still look really good on paper. Fortunately for the Jaguars though, some of the other rookies are also turning heads in training camp, such as former Notre Dame and fourth-round pick defensive tackle Sheldon Day.
"Yeah, really like Sheldon Day," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said when he was asked if he's liked what he's seen from the rookie defensive lineman so far in training camp. "Again, another guy that's got a high motor to play inside, good pass rush, his ability to play the run. He's got a lot of double teams [and] he's holding up very well against that. But the play after play his motor, I think, is what jumps out."
Day has been someone a lot of fans who have been watching practice have mentioned, because he's so quick off the snap and good at getting in the backfield. For Notre Dame he was kind of a swiss army knife of defense, often overshadowed by linebacker Jaylon Smith, but he was a guy who always seemed to make plays and be around the ball, be it from the interior, the edge, and even standing up at linebacker.
"There's some practices we've seen him five or six times with the ones," Bradley said.
Day started working with the third team and seemed to dominate, albeit without pads, but he's seen himself work his way up the rotation to getting time with the first team and will likely be featured heavily in the preseason. If Day can show in preseason games what he's shown in practice so far, he could end up being a staple in the defensive line rotation with Malik Jackson and Sen'Derrick Marks.