With Jalen Ramsey back in the mix, the majority of the Jaguars' cornerback group stood out on Wednesday during the team's second mandatory minicamp practice.
Pro Bowl cornerback A.J. Bouye and undrafted defensive back Tre Herndon each produced two pass breakups. Bouye was active throughout the day, tightly covering his wide receiver teammates and coming out on top throughout most of the reps. Herndon failed to stick out during organized team activities but made two impressive plays in coverage to stop wide receivers, Donte Moncrief and Allen Lazard, from hauling in passes during the second minicamp practice.
Along with Bouye and Herndon, Ramsey, Tyler Patmon, D.J. Hayden and Charlie Miller broke up passes during team drills. Cornerback Sammy Seamster picked off a pass from quarterback Cody Kessler toward the sideline. It was Seamster's first interception this offseason.
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- The highlight of practice on offense was a leaping catch by rookie wide receiver DJ Chark. Kessler tossed a pass high so Chark was the only one who could catch the ball across the middle of the field. Chark took advantage of his catching radius and grabbed the ball as it sailed over his head.
While Chark's speed has been advertised since he was selected in the second round in May, his length has been his most impressive feature during the offseason program. Chark is able to control his body in the air and make reaching grabs with ease. His ability to grab the ball out of the air could be a major asset for the Jaguars this season.
- Wide receiver Dede Westbrook made two very impressive diving catches during practice. One of the receptions came across the middle of the field with Bouye in coverage. Fellow receiver Jaydon Mickens has also had a strong start to minicamp with back-to-back days of impressive plays.
- On Wednesday, Park Stories Media released a mini-documentary on Ramsey. The All-Pro cornerback tweeted out the video after practice:
- Cornerback Dexter McDougle will head to Philadelphia for the Eagles' Super Bowl ring ceremony on Thursday following the final minicamp practice. McDougle played in eight games for the Eagles last season before being waived.
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