Florida defensive end Dante Fowler will be making several visits to teams picking high in the draft in the coming days, but he doesn’t think he’ll be on the board past the third pick.
That’s when the Jaguars pick and Fowler doesn’t sound like a player who will be leaving the state to play his professional ball. Fowler said after Florida’s pro day on Tuesday that he thinks he fits what Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is looking for on the defensive front and, as a result, that he’ll be Jacksonville’s man come April 30.
“I’d be stunned, because of the scheme that coach Gus has,” Fowler said, via the Florida Times-Union. “I can set the edge and I can come off the edge. I’d be surprised, but that that’s how the draft goes. I’m just happy I’ll be drafted on the first day.”
Fowler certainly looks like a good fit for the Leo position on the Jaguars defense, but USC’s Leonard Williams would look pretty good on the defensive line as well. Neither player is guaranteed to be there when the Jags pick as the Titans, who own the second pick, are meeting with both of them, but a boost to the Jacksonville defense seems a likely outcome however things shake out.