After a highly acclaimed draft in 2015, the Jaguars got another one in 2016. It started with cornerback Jalen Ramsey, a superstar defensive back in the making. They followed that up by using the 36th overall pick on a free-falling Jack. He is a star athlete who can make plays all over the field. If his knee holds out, it's a sensational pick. Ngakoue can be moved around lot, and the Jaguars will know how to take advantage of those skills. Day gives the Jaguars a nice one-gap player who can penetrate up front. He can get underneath blockers to create disruption. He's a versatile player.
—Dan Kadar, SB Nation
The 6'1, 210-pound former Seminole brings some toughness and attitude to the defense as well, which is something the Jaguars have been missing for a while. The prevailing thought is that the Jaguars view Ramsey as an outside cornerback, at least early on, and he will likely end up starting opposite Davon House. Ramsey has the length that the Jaguars seem to prefer in their defensive backs as well, with 33"+ arms and has the ability to play zone, off and man coverage from multiple positions on defense.
Jack, who will likely get playing time initially as a strong side linebacker and on third downs, is a freak of an athlete in a linebacker body. He can give the Jaguars sideline-to-sideline playmaking ability, as well as someone who can excel in coverage on third down and lining up against tight ends, something the Jaguars have struggled with for years.
Ngakoue is a player who should be a perfect fit as a rotational pass rusher that can be a nice change of pace in certain packages and on passing downs. He has a relentless motor and wills his way into a lot of sacks. He doesn't have the greatest size for a pass rusher at just 6'2" and 250 pounds, but he's a slippery pass rusher than is able to get off his blocks and does a nice job of converting speed to power. With the first three picks in the draft, the Jaguars have significantly added to three big needs and added a lot of athleticism to the defense.
Day is a quick, explosive athlete for his size and can play several positions along the defensive line. He's strong and knows how to get offensive lineman off balance. He was also a two-year team captain at Notre Dame and teammates never had anything bad to say about him.
At 6'3" and 250 pounds, Holmes has the size that most teams look for in a future every down pass rusher. The Jaguars needed an influx of pass rushers this offseason and the addition of Holmes and Yannick Ngakoue, as well as Dante Folwer, Jr. will give the Jaguars a young nucleus with high upside for the future.
Brandon Allen was on the South roster coached by Gus Bradley and the Jaguars staff. Allen completed 66% of his passes and passed for 30 touchdowns against just eight interceptions during his senior season last year. Both of those were the second-best totals for a quarterback in school history. His 64 touchdowns over his college career is an Arkansas record.
That makes three (three!) defensive ends in the draft for the Jaguars -- Yannick Ngakoue out of Maryland, Tyrone Holmes out of Montana, and now Jonathan Woodard out of Central Arkansas. Woodard is a 6' 6" player, weighing 271 pounds, and earned the 2014 Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year award after leading the league in tackles for a loss and sacks.