Jaguars hope Brown can be a mid-round value

Jacksonville drafted Blair Brown in the fifth round of the draft, hoping the ex-Ohio linebacker can provide depth at the position.

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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.

Blair Brown

  • Andre Taylor

    Out of all the Jaguar’s draft picks, MLB Blair Brown is probably the most underrated. Although playing at Ohio University and not well known, Brown and DE Tarell Basham were both very productive for the Bearcats. Former Nebraska HC Frank Solich runs the program, with both the offense and defense running pro-style schemes. Before seasons end, Brown will surpass MLB Paul Posluszny for the starting job.