For those of us old enough to remember the 2015 NFL draft, we remember the months and months of comparing the top pass rushers. Dante Fowler, of course, had a history with Dan Quinn from Florida, and was expected as a more well-rounded prospected. Beasley felt a little riskier, but had some ridiculous athleticism that made most thing he would be the first pass rusher taken.
We know how that shook out, and so far, it looks like Beasley was far and away the superior selection. Adding to that is Fowler was arrested for something that I thought only happens in bad 90s movies.
Jaguars' Dante Fowler was arrested at 9:02 p.m. Tuesday in his hometown of St. Petersburg, released on $650 bond at 1 a.m. this morning ...— Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 19, 2017
Police say man was walking in apartment complex, criticized Dante Fowler's driving. Fowler got out, exchanged words, then hit the man.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 19, 2017
Police say Dante Fowler then took victim's grocery bag, with "recently purchased liquor," and threw it in a lake.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 19, 2017
Sure, this is how adults act. He was already arrested last year for basically the same thing, but charges were later dropped after he completed a pretrial diversion program.
UPDATE: Court records show Dante Fowler was arrested in March 2016 in Miami Beach on charges of assault on officer/EMT, resisting arrest.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 19, 2017
We have another update on Fowler’s long history of police interactions.
Fowler has a history of traffic violations, eight since Dec. 2015, spread between Alachua, Duval & Pinellas, per county records. #Jaguars— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) July 19, 2017
Anyways, it reminded us that Fowler was a favorite to drop to Atlanta. It looks like the Jaguars jumped in front of that bullet. What are Jaguars fans saying? Based on Twitter, they do not seem happy.
"Hey Dave, first time long time, why didn't you draft Vic Beasley over Dante Fowler? I'll take my comments off the air."— Matthew (@RealMBB) July 19, 2017
We could’ve had Leonard Williams or Vic Beasley but took Fowler smh— Benji (@Chris_Benjiii) July 19, 2017
Leonard Williams was another top prospect that panned out. Maybe their 2015 draft will be similar to when they expertly navigated around countless elite players to select
Blaine Gabbert Blake Bortles.
Literally how do you draft Fowler #3 overall? When Vic Beasley is right there... #TweetsFrom2YearsAgo— Adam B. (@Bealzies) July 19, 2017
Well, it appears Draft Twitter got Vic Beasley > Dante Fowler right.— Ethan Young (@NFLDrafter) July 19, 2017
How did Dante Fowler Jr. get drafted over Vic Beasley?— 49ers Hub (@49ersHub) July 19, 2017
So many people were so mad when I said Beasley was gonna have a breakout year last year and Fowler wasn't gonna move the needle lol— Justis Mosqueda (@JuMosq) July 19, 2017
Feels weird to be on the right side of a draft screwup. Thanks, Jaguars.