Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler (56) lines up during minicamp workouts.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are getting their first extended look at 2015 first-round pick Dante Fowler, and the early reviews describe last year’s third overall pick as a burgeoning star.
He’s healthy now and destroying people at Jaguars training camp.
“Dante sticks out just because how explosive he is,” defensive tackle Jared Odrick said, via WJXT in Jacksonville. “People say that across the board for football players, you know, ‘he’s got explosive moves’ or ‘he’s explosive off the ball.’ You hear that all the time but Dante is really explosive. I talk to him about that all the time, how to use that explosiveness and harness it and use it in the right way and I think he is doing that so far.”
While Fowler says his knee is 100 percent, he’s not convinced all his explosiveness is back. When it all comes back, the Jaguars might have a scary pass-rusher to lead their young, talented defense.
“I think you are seeing him. We are not holding him back right now,” Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said. “I think the challenge for us is, how long can he play at that level? Can he do that 70 plays? Can he do that 50 plays? … I have been impressed with him.”
It took a year delay, but the Jaguars are finally getting to see the full potential of their 2015 first-round pick. Mark Fowler down as one of the players with serious breakout potential in 2016.
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