Despite being somewhat limited in terms of his defensive ability, Ngakoue still warranted a high draft pick. The Jaguars, who have the identity of a defensive team under coach Gus Bradley, chose to devote their first three picks to defense. After selecting linebacker Myles Jack and Ramsey in the first two rounds, the Jaguars snagged one of the best pure pass rushers in the draft in Ngakoue.
Since Jacksonville operates under a 4-3 defense, Ngakoue will see the majority of his time at one of their defensive end spots. Defensive end is an interesting position for the Jaguars as 2015 first round pick Dante Fowler attempts to return from a torn ACL. In addition to Fowler, the Jaguars also have signed Malik Jackson and Jared Odrick to massive contracts the last two offseasons. It would appear that Ngakoue will most likely be brought in passing downs to get after the quarterback. After all, the Jaguars finished 21st in sacks with 36 during the 2015 season.
Ngakoue was likely brought in as a pass rusher and nothing more. For a guy that has an uncanny ability to get to the quarterback, this former Terp could have quite the impact on passing downs at the NFL level.
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