29. Taven Bryan, DT, Florida (Jacksonville Jaguars)
The Jacksonville Jaguars opted to look ahead to the future with this pick, knowing that they’d eventually have to deal with the expiring contracts of defensive linemen like Calais Campbell, Marcel Dareus, and Malik Jackson, and took Taven Bryan from the University of Florida.
Bryan showed a few flashes during his rookie year, but didn’t record a single sack until Jacksonville’s last game of the year; that’s disappointing for a player with a reputation for easily getting penetration. In 2019, Bryan has shown a few more flashes, but they’re still not on par with what you’d expect from a first-round draft pick.