JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser and senior correspondent Brian Sexton offer three quick thoughts on this past weekend’s 2019 NFL Draft …. 1.Their time is now. Among the pertinent quotes of the Jaguars’ 2019 NFL Draft was this from Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin regarding not this year’s draft class, but last year’s: “Some of those young ones from a year ago … are going to have to mature and play like true pros and true veterans – make plays for us when games are on the line.” The three obvious “young ones from a year ago:” wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (2018 second round), safety Ronnie Harrison (third round) and defensive tackle Taven Bryan (first round). Harrison already is in the starting lineup – and if Clark and Bryan technically aren’t starters when the 2019 season opens, they will be heavily rotating at their positions. The Jaguars drafted the trio with the idea that they would be front-line players and significant contributors in Year 2. It’s said that you can’t judge a draft class until it has been in the NFL a few years. For the ’18 draft class, the judging starts soon.
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