The Jacksonville Jaguars made a surprise selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, picking Florida Gators defensive lineman Taven Bryan with the 29th overall pick. Bryan played a lot for the Gators the past two season as an interior offensive lineman, which is a position the Jaguars will likely need to replace going forward with some big money deals coming up.
Bryan is an athletic freak at the position, but still has a lot of room to grow to be a polished football player. He does a nice job disrupting in the backfield and getting through gaps to make big plays.
Bryan might fit in the Calais Campbell role for the Jaguars playing big end and defensive tackle as a pass rusher. He’s viewed as a high upside type of player because of his athleticism, so if the Jaguars can develop him like they have some other defensive lineman they might have a gem.