The Jaguars wrapped up a busy Thursday by signing their second-round pick to a contract on the even of rookie orientation.
Jawaan Taylor, the 35th overall pick by the Jaguars whom many believed thought would be a consideration for the team’s first round selection, signed on the dotted line this evening according to the team’s Public Relations Director, Tad Dickman.
Final signing of the night is second-round OT @jawaan_taylor74 from @GatorsFB. Congrats and welcome, Jawaan!— Tad Dickman (@TDickman89) May 10, 2019
The Cocoa, Fla. native made the drive up I-95 this morning and just inked his first NFL contract.@Jaguars have now signed five of their seven draft picks. pic.twitter.com/OfVTUGLiep
Taylor was considered a major steal by most draft experts around the league as he received a first round grade throughout the entire draft process from every reputable draft source. However, late injury concerns and the notion that he is likely restricted to being a right tackle only in the NFL, caused him to slip into the top of Day Two of the Draft, where the Jaguars rightfully pounced. He is the penned in starter at right tackle for the team barring injury.
The signing brings the team to five out of seven picks from April’s selections under contract. The two remaining draftees not currently inked, are third round pick Quincy Williams and the Jags’ top selection, Josh Allen. Though it appears as though we may end the weekend with all seven picks under contract, thanks to the rookie slotting system.