The Jacksonville Jaguars made a few risky decisions in the 2019 NFL Draft, but by all accounts it could turn into one of the best draft classes not just of recent years — but in franchise history.
Dane Brugler of The Athletic compiled a list of where the 2019 NFL All-Rookie Team and four Jaguars players are currently on the list:
Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars (6th round, No. 178 overall)
Just like we all expected, right? After Nick Foles was injured in the first quarter of the season opener, Minshew entered the game and the mustache magic was born. The rookie is completing 69.4 percent of his passes through four games with 905 passing yards and a 7-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. And most importantly, Minshew has been instrumental in the Jaguars’ two wins the last two weeks.
Offensive tackle (OT1)
Jawaan Taylor, Jacksonville Jaguars (2nd round, No. 35 overall)
Although he had some rough moments against Denver’s pass rush this past Sunday, Taylor has impressed with his body of work through four games as the Jaguars’ starting right tackle. Jacksonville has other questions on the offensive line, but the organization looks to have its right tackle for the foreseeable future.
Edge Rusher (DE2)
Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars (1st round, No. 7 overall)
This was a tough choice between Allen and Carolina’s Brian Burns as both of them have been terrific pass rushers through four games. But Allen receives the edge because he leads all rookies in pressures (15) and hurries (10). It will be interesting to track Bosa, Allen and Burns the rest of the season.
Quincy Williams, Jacksonville Jaguars (3rd round, No. 69 overall)
For those keeping track at home, that’s the best quarterback, the best offensive tackle, the second-best edge rusher, and one of the best linebackers all from the same draft.
To read Brugler’s full article, click here.