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Colts' AFC South rival Jacksonville Jaguars having a great draft so far

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Unfortunately for the Colts, the Jaguars have had a great draft so far as they have grabbed Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack - two top-five players in terms of talent.

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While we await the Colts' picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, Colts fans also like to keep their eye on what the other AFC South teams are doing with their drafts.

The Tennessee Titans, making several trades throughout the process, took Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin in the first round, a move that received mixed reviews.  In the second round, they grabbed Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd, getting a steal on a player who many thought would be a first rounder.

The Houston Texans haven't yet picked in the second round, but they took Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller in the first round.  It was a questionable move, but the likely reasoning behind the pick was that Fuller is a nice complement to DeAndre Hopkins.

While those two teams have received some mixed reviews, the Jacksonville Jaguars have had an absolutely tremendous draft.  In the first round, they got defensive back Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick, grabbing a player who many thought was perhaps the best in the draft.  At the pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that they were considering between Ramsey and UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, two of the absolute best players in the draft.  Jack wound up sliding out of the first round due to injury concerns, and the Jaguars got him anyway.  They traded up a few spots in the second round to grab Jack, another tremendous pick.

So basically, the Jaguars got two top-five players in terms of talent in this year's draft - and that's after taking Dante Fowler Jr. with the number three overall pick last year!  They already have a dangerous offense - one that hung 51 points on the Colts last year - and they have added plenty of pieces to that defense.  Over the past two drafts, it is fair to say that the Jaguars have taken three top-five players.  They are clearly building the right way, and NFL Media's Mike Mayock even said on the broadcast that they could be a playoff team this year.

While there will be plenty of people skeptical of the Jaguars until they prove themselves on the field, they certainly are continuing to build their team the right way, and so far they have hit a home run in the 2016 Draft with their first two picks.