UDFA edge rusher Hunter Dimick a player to watch in Jaguars OTAs
- In the last four years, the Jaguars have had six undrafted free agents make the team out of training camp. A candidate to do that in 2017 is former Utah edge rusher Hunter Dimick.
- In 2016, Dimick earned a PFF overall grade of 90.6 for the Utes, good for fifth-best in both the country and amongst draft-eligible edge rushers. His pass-rushing grade, which was also 90.6, ranked sixth among eligible edge rushers.
- Dimick, who rushed the passer strictly on the left side in 2016, led all 4-3 defensive ends with 83 total quarterback pressures and finished with a pass-rushing productivity mark of 13.4 (tied for 13th out of 180 eligible 4-3 ends).
- The Jaguars’ two projected edge rushers, Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler, have shown potential in spurts, but neither graded very well in terms of pass-rushing in 2016. Ngakoue’s PFF pass-rushing grade of 68.0 was 60th out of 102 eligible edge rushers, while Fowler’s grade of 58.8 was tied for 68th.
- With the Jaguars still looking for a boost on the edge, a nice impression from Dimick at OTAs could help him stake an early case to make the final 53-man roster.