The Jacksonville Jaguars are a team on the rise, employing both a General Manager (David Caldwell) and head coach (Gus Bradley) who are young, hungry and well respected in their professions. They seem to be headed in the right direction, building a solid defense and what they hope is a franchise quarterback in Blake Bortles (I am a Bortles supporter).

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Entering the 2015 NFL Draft, the Jaguars had the chance to put talented pieces around this foundation. I stated yesterday about how I felt about the Jags first round pick. Fowler is talented, but not on the level of Leonard Williams.

After missing the mark in my eyes on day one, the Jags drafted early again on day two. With so much great talent on the board, the Jags drafted my 10th ranked running back on my board, and selected Alabama product, TJ Yeldon. Yeldon was the third running back drafted overall.

You can catch my draft profile on Yeldon here. It has a scouting report, analysis and NFL comparison.

(April 18, 2014 - Source: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America)
(April 18, 2014 – Source: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America)

This is the deepest running back draft class since I have been scouting, roughly ten years. As outlined in my draft profile, Yeldon is an upright runner, whose agility is vastly overrated and lacks ideal power. Yeldon does not fit well with Denard Robinson, Jacksonville’s change-of-pace scat back, who is a smaller more agile version of Yeldon.

Yeldon can have a successful NFL career with proper coaching and work, but at this point in the second round there were more talented options available. Ameer Abdullah, Tevin Coleman, Duke and David Johnson are much more talented than Yeldon. The two Johnson’s, Duke—–David would be perfect fits in the Jags offensive style and great compliments to ‘Shoelace’ Robinson.

We’ll know in a few years how these picks turn out, until then…we judge.

Draft Grade: C

Dan Schalk is the Head Writer for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @ffsportstalk

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