2018 NFL Draft: Chubb stands out along defensive line – The Florida Times-Union
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ON THE ROSTER (12): Calais Campbell, Malik Jackson, Yannick Ngakoue, Marcell Dareus, Dante Fowler, Abry Jones, Dawuane Smoot, Eli Ankou, Michael Bennett, Carroll Phillips, Hunter Dimick, Kapron Lewis-Moore.
ANALYSIS: The Jaguars’ 55 sacks last season were second-most in the league to Pittsburgh’s 56, with a franchise-record 14 1/2 coming from Campbell. No other position on the team has as much depth and quality as the defensive line, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Jaguars wait until Day 3 to add another player. One consideration is Fowler’s looming fifth-year option for 2019. If the Jaguars don’t plan to pick that up, adding another young edge rusher would make sense.
1. BRADLEY CHUBB;N.C. STATE;6-4/269;26
Three-year starter (49 games/38 starts) who finished college career by winning Bronco Nagurski Trophy (nation’s best defensive player) while being named a consensus All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year. … Totaled 60 career tackles for loss, including 26 as a senior, which was second nationally to Northern Illinois’ Sutton Smith (29 1/2). … Notched 73 total tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed last season. … Strong, durable frame should allow Chubb to be effective against the run in addition to trouble for opposing quarterbacks.
2. MARCUS DAVENPORT;UTSA;6-6/264;22
Conference USA’s Defensive Player of the Year was second-ever UTSA player to participate in the Scouting Combine and first to be invited to the Senior Bowl. … Three-year starter (46/34) at defensive end who was 10th in the nation with 17 tackles for loss last season. … Owns UTSA career records in tackles for loss (38), sacks (22) and QB hurries (21). … Was a lightly recruited “athlete” out of high school and added about 60 pounds in college. … Has a