JACK­SONVILLE JAGUARS

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Grade: B-

Jack­sonville doesn’t have many holes, but Bryan’s ad­di­tion was mildly sur­pris­ing, per­haps por­tend­ing the even­tual de­par­ture of ex­pen­sive DTs Ma­lik Jack­son and Mar­cell Dareus. Har­ri­son was a steal — a top-40 phone call was re­al­is­tic — while Chark’s blaz­ing speed and Richard­son’s power could help the of­fense im­me­di­ately. Lee likely won’t chal­lenge Blake Bor­tles any­time soon. Over­all, a solid, if top-heavy, class.

Best pick

Ron­nie Har­ri­son was a player many thought might sneak into the first round. It wasn’t as if the sec­ondary needed bol­ster­ing, but the Jaguars did so by adding a fe­ro­cious and phys­i­cal player. An ideal box safety, he is an ex­cel­lent fit in Jack­sonville’s Cover-3 de­fense and a great value.

Up­side pick

Taven Bryan was a one-year starter at Florida and is rough around the edges, but there aren’t many hu­mans with his com­bi­na­tion of size, sud­den­ness and ath­leti­cism. If his in­stincts and tech­nique de­velop, Jack­sonville’s D-line would be­come even more ter­ri­fy­ing.

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Har­ri­son

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