JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars were supposed to go defense-heavy in the draft and they certainly did: Six of the seven picks were defensive players, capped by defensive end Jonathan Woodard in the seventh round.
My take: The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Woodard is going to have a tough time making the roster. He plays the end spot opposite the leo (pass-rushing end), which is occupied by Jared Odrick (team-high 5.5 sacks last season). Tyson Alualu is the top backup and tackle Abry Jones also can play outside.
Big-time production at Central Arkansas: Woodard is Central Arkansas’ all-time leader in sacks (30.5) and tackles for loss (53). He was a four-time first-team All-Southland Conference selection and was the league’s defensive player of the year in 2014.