clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Jaguars' rookie misfortunates continue with Jalen Ramsey's injury

New, comments
Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

During rookie minicamp last year, Dante Fowler, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft, suffered a torn ACL that ended his season. This year, injury has struck the Jaguars' top draft pick again as DB Jalen Ramsey, the No. 5 pick of the draft, has suffered a "small tear to the meniscus in his right knee." You can see Jaguars fans' reaction to the news here.

Like last year, the Jaguars had not yet signed a contract with their rookie. They did with Fowler, though, and there's no reason to think they won't with Ramsey too. The good thing for the Jaguars this year is that Ramsey's injury isn't nearly as serious as a torn ACL, and it's believed that he could be back during training camp.

The Jaguars aren't the only team to suffer injuries to some of their recent youngsters. Bills WR Sammy Watkins had foot surgery, but the team hopes he'll be ready for opening day. DE/OLB Shaq Lawson, a player who the Browns might have been interested in during this year's draft, suffered "was making swim move on tackling dummy in non-contact drill when he aggravated shoulder injury that will sideline him 5-6 months," per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Browns have been good on the injury front so far when it comes to their rookie class. The only player really recovering is OT Shon Coleman, although that's related to MCL surgery that the club knew about when they drafted him. It has kept Coleman out of rookie minicamp and the first set of OTA sessions so far.