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Jaguars Lose Top Draft Pick Dante Fowler To Torn ACL

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Dante Fowler Jr., the Jaguars No. 3 overall selection by the Jaguars in the 2015 NFL Draft, sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the team’s first rookie minicamp practice Friday, the team confirmed. He is expected to miss the 2015 season.

Fowler, who played collegiately at the University of Florida, went down holding his left knee during a team drill midway through the practice at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields. He was rushing the passer in a team drill, and though he was being blocked by tryout right tackle Watts Dantzler, there didn’t appear to be significant contact between the players.

Fowler, who had been working early in practice at the team’s Leo pass rusher positon – the position the team expects him to play in Bradley’s defense – left the field with the help of trainers. He did not appear to be putting significant weight on the leg.

Trainers attended to Fowler before he was taken inside EverBank Field – which is adjacent to the team’s practice fields – on a cart.

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3 Responses to “Jaguars Lose Top Draft Pick Dante Fowler To Torn ACL”

  1. Wow, I sure hate to hear this kind of news. I hope Dante is able to make a full recovery and come back in the 2016 season ready to be a difference maker for the Jaguars. They desperately needed some talent at his position.

  2. B.J. Rassam says:

    And the bad luck continues for the Jags.

  3. Cassie says:

    Such a shame. I always hate hearing this kind of news so early in the game. To miss out of the whole season, before it even starts just plain sucks!

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