The Jacksonville Jaguars have finally signed their first round pick, defensive lineman Taven Bryan, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Bryan will have signed the standard 4-year deal worth about $10.2 million with $5.5 million guaranteed.
The #Jaguars agreed to terms with first round DT Taven Bryan on a 4 year deal worth $10.2M deal with a $5.5M signing bonus, source said. Right before rookies report— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 17, 2018
As “Rapsheet” mentioned, rookies were just about ready to report for NFL teams to get ready for their first NFL training camp. It’s only just a few weeks away until we get real NFL news going again, but Bryan is now locked up and ready to go for training camp.
The Jaguars surprisingly used their first round pick on Bryan, a defensive tackle from the University of Florida. A lot of people thought the Jaguars would use their first pick on an offensive player, be it a lineman or a wide receiver, but the team came out of left field and bit and added even more talent to the defensive line.
While Bryan played on the inside at Florida, so far the team has been cross training him at defensive end. It’s likely Bryan is going to end up the primary back up to veteran Calais Campbell, who plays both defensive end and defensive tackle.