Jaguars edge rusher Dante Fowler expects to take a big step in 2017

Dante Fowler lost his rookie season to an injury almost as soon as he stepped on an NFL field, so 2017 may be the first time we get to see ...

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Jaguars edge rusher Dante Fowler expects to take a big step in 2017


  • Jacksonville Jaguars edge rusher Dante Fowler expects to take a big leap in 2017.
  • Fowler was the No. 3 overall selection of the 2015 draft, but injured his knee in his first practice as a pro, missing his entire rookie year.
  • In 2016, he notched four sacks and only 39 total pressures from 398 pass-rushing snaps.
  • Fowler earned solid run-defense grades, but his pass rush has so far been largely absent, and he was blanked entirely in three separate games last season.
  • He did at least finish the season strong, with two games of at least four total pressures against divisional rivals, including giving Tennessee’s offensive line an issue in Week 16.2017-05-28_09-58-34

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