Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Buckeyes Defensive Tackle Michael Bennett in 6th Round of 2015 NFL Draft

With the 180th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett. It was a huge surprise to see Bennett fall this far in the draft. Many experts and fans expected him to be as high as a second round pick and as low as a third round pick. Bennett was one of the anchors of the Ohio State defense all season long in 2014. He was a CBSSports.com First Team All American, second team All-Big Ten and recorded a tackle for loss in 9 of 15 games. He had a total 14 tackles for loss on the season (third best on the team), seven total sacks and three forced fumbles. In the Sugar Bowl against Alabama he recorded one sack and one and a half tackles for loss. In addition Bennett was a great senior leader and teammate for a young Buckeyes team last year. Perhaps it was his size that caused him to drop so far in the draft, but the Jaguars are getting one hell of a steal in the 6th round in Bennett. Take a look at your newest player Jacksonville fans:

Bennett definitely took notice of being passed over on Twitter. It’s seemed to fuel his motivation even more:

But he’s very thankful for the opportunity from Jacksonville:

I think the Jaguars just made one of the biggest steals in the draft. It blows me away that Bennett fell this far and many teams will be kicking themselves for passing over such a great football player and person. Congrats to Bennett and best of luck in Jacksonville.

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