Wearing a pair of $7,000 gold shoes, a white tuxedo and a glowing smile, Dante Fowler Jr. shook commissioner Roger Goodell’s hand and then raised his new Jacksonville Jaguars jersey.
Fowler’s NFL dream finally had become reality.
The Jaguars selected Fowler with the No. 3 pick during Thursday night’s NFL draft, choosing the Florida Gators’ pass-rushing specialist over Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper and USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams.
“Somebody got to to pinch me really soon because I’m dreaming right now,” Fowler said on ESPN. “Duval [County,] you have a Gator, let’s do...