Dave Caldwell and Gus Bradley must've gained quite a bit of value from the Senior Bowl. Both their second and third-round picks, Johnathan Cyprien and Dwayne Gratz, played for the North team in Mobile. I believe with this pick, the Jaguars will switch to the South's roster and grab Cornelius Washington, a pass-rusher from the University of Georgia.
Bend is one of the most important qualities for a pass-rusher. It's the ability of the rusher to tilt his body at the waist to slide past an offensive tackle without losing his balance or momentum. Washington has good, but not great, bend, and should be able to get around the edge against NFL offensive tackles. Washington's best quality, however, is his explosiveness off the snap. He has great burst off the ball, and has the ability to convert his speed into power.
Washington also has fantastic stats. At the combine, he ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash, a ridiculous time considering he measured in at 6' 4", 265 pounds. He was also a top performer in the bench press (36 reps, most among linebackers), vertical leap (39.0 inches, second to Jamie Collins), and broad jump (10' 8", the third-best distance). Broad jump is a great measure of explosiveness, and Washington definitely possesses that trait.
At Georgia, Washington was not used as a pass-rushing outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme like teammate Jarvis Jones; rather, he mainly lined up as a five-technique defensive end. At the Senior Bowl, however, the South's coaching staff, led by Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, lined Washington up as a "wide-nine" pass-rusher and told him to get after the quarterback. Washington blew up the Senior Bowl, showing explosive ability to get off the snap and the ability to wreak havoc from the wide-nine defensive end spot.
Many people feel a pass-rushing defensive end is Washington's ideal position in the NFL. As the Jaguars' Leo position is essentially a wide-nine defensive end, Washington would be an ideal fit.
Washington's role his rookie year would likely be as the second Leo on obvious passing downs, and he has the upside to develop into a starter in a year or two.