Former Florida Gator Dante Fowler Jr. tears ACL

The Jacksonville Jaguars always seem to take a hit regarding their top draft selections. From Justin Blackmon to Blaine Gabbert, the team has struggled to find developmental players to make them contenders in the AFC South.

Dante Fowler Jr. may not go down the same road but it’s an unfortunate start.

The former Florida Gators’ pass rusher Dante Fowler Jr. tore his left ACL today during 11-on-11’s during the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie minicamp practice.

Fowler was projected to play a critical role, rushing opposing quarterbacks, in Gus Bradley’s defense in the ‘Leo’ role.

Now the 6’3″ defender will have to rehab with his eyes set for the 2016-17 season.

Fowler was the 3rd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. He was first team All-SEC in his final season at Florida, had 15 tackles for loss, 17 quarterback hurries and 8.5 sacks.

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