With the 3rd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Dante Fowler. Fowler becomes the 47th Gator to be selected in the first round, and the 12th Gator selected in the first round since 2007.
Fowler has recently shown us just how much he loves gold. He wore a gold watch to the NFL Combine- and even ran his 40 yard dash with it. And then tonight, he wore gold shoes to the Draft in Chicago. It’s quite fitting that he loves the color that symbolizes the best, because he provides the Jaguars with several key traits that you just cannot teach.
First, the jump he gets at the line of scrimmage is absolutely eye-popping. He is a master at timing the snap and exploding into the opponent’s backfield. Offensive linemen barely have time to get out of their pre snap stances before he rockets by them and either blows up a running play or lays out the quarterback. He’s also got a nasty set of moves that opposing linemen just can’t stop, including a spin and a lateral juke. Oh, and he’s pretty strong, too, meaning he’s equally able to get past blockers with power and agility.
So yeah, the Jags got a good one. Fowler did nothing but wreak havoc as a Gator, and of course I’ll be following and rooting for our golden boy as he goes forward.