Dante Fowler on taking big jump this season: I think it will happen

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Defensive end Dante Fowler’s rookie season ended at Jaguars rookie minicamp when he tore his ACL and the 2016 season saw him record four sacks while finding his way in the NFL.

That’s not quite what the Jaguars were hoping for when they made Fowler a first-round pick in 2015, but it may have set the stage for bigger things this time around. Fowler said he has noticed “how strong I’m getting and the explosiveness coming from my knee” and is predicting similarly positive results when he gets on the field this fall.

“I think it will happen,” Fowler said, via GridironNow.com. “It was a big learning experience for me last year on and off the field. That was my first year on the field. I was like a freshman in college all over again, getting used to the guys at this level. It gave me an idea of how big and strong some of these guys are.”

Fowler said he has improved his conditioning and learned “what to do and what not to do” by reviewing film from last season. It all sounds like the right path to follow for better results on the field, but the path hasn’t been a direct one for the Jaguars for quite some time now.

8 responses to “Dante Fowler on taking big jump this season: I think it will happen

  1. The talent to be a dominant player was there. If he gets back to 100%, and he matures, he’ll be a pro bowler. When he’s on the field with Myles Jack and Jalen Ramsey, the Jags have three young potential HOFers on their defense. Jacksonville will be a fun team to watch these next few years. Most teams throughout history who had 3 HOFers on defense, found their way to the super bowl a time or four.

  2. I live in Jax but they are not my team. They have had pretty good drafts lately and FA signings. Hopefully change in head coach, (Gus Bradley was awful) and Bortles will stop turning the ball over, they may be fun to watch. You can always get great seats for pennies on the dollar.

  3. The Jags always make big statements in the off-season. Sadly none of it actually carries over when the games count.

  4. The Jags don’t make big statements. The media makes them. It’s not like we had Rex Ryan mouthing off on our behalf.

    I’m pulling for this kid and the rest of the team. Mother of god it’s been a decade since we have had a playoff win, or appearance.

    Just give me some average ball … please.

  5. He’s taking a big jump this season? Is he going to move up in class from refereeing his girlfriend and baby mama going at it to refereeing in the UFC?

  6. tonebones says:
    May 28, 2017 11:28 AM
    The talent to be a dominant player was there. If he gets back to 100%, and he matures, he’ll be a pro bowler. When he’s on the field with Myles Jack and Jalen Ramsey, the Jags have three young potential HOFers on their defense. Jacksonville will be a fun team to watch these next few years. Most teams throughout history who had 3 HOFers on defense, found their way to the super bowl a time or four.

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    How about getting to .500 before even thinking playoffs let alone a super bowl.

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