Talk about catching a bad break. Not even an hour into the first day of the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie camp, the Jags overall pick, former Florida Gator Dante Fowler is out for the season. Fowler was participating in 11 on 11 drills when his leg planted awkwardly and his knee bent.
— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) May 8, 2015
According to NFL.com, the injury was said to be “Brutal” in the eyes of the Jags brass.
Fowler was carted off the field after tumbling to the ground during 11-on-11 drills. The No. 3 overall pick grasped at his left kneebefore trainers descended to examine him and ultimately cart the defender away.
“Brutal,” was the word general manager David Caldwell texted Silver, not understating the blow to a Jaguars defense that hoped Fowler would help them flip the switch.
Fowler was paired up against rookie offensive lineman Watts Dantzler when the knee bent awkwardly below him.
“I went to apologize to him (Fowler) and he was like, ‘You’re good, man. It’s just football,'” Dantzler told ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.
Hailing from Florida, Fowler was already talked about as a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate, with NFL Media’s Daniel Jeremiah calling him a pass rusher who “plays as hard as anyone in this draft class.”
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