Jaguars hope Brown can be a mid-round value
- In the fifth round of the 2017 draft, the Jaguars selected Ohio linebacker Blair Brown.
- With a grade of 92.6, Brown was PFF’s second-highest-rated linebacker in the draft class.
- This was due to how he rated in run-stop percentage and overall tackling efficiency. Brown’s run-stop percentage of 15.5 was third-best in the class, while his tackling efficiency of 44.7 led the draft class by a wide margin, as he missed only three tackles the entire season.
- The Jaguars enter 2017 in good shape at linebacker with Telvin Smith, Paul Posluszny, and last year’s second-round pick Myles Jack expecting to see a bigger role. Despite that, Brown’s sound tackling and production could be tough to keep off the field.