Kicking Off Our Offseason Grading Series
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Going into last season the Jaguars on paper looked like they had a sure fire playoff team. Then they went full Jags and took a tumble from the season they had hoped for. This offseason they had plenty of cap space to make some big moves, and that’s exactly what they did. They went out and got top CB AJ Bouye, Pro Bowl DE Calais Campbell and traded for tackle Branden Albert. They pair AJ Bouye with stud rookie CB Jalen Ramsey to make a intimating duo. Campbell will join a defensive line that already includes Malik Jackson and former 1st rounder Dante Fowler Jr. With a healthy Myles Jack paired up with Telvin Smith and Paul Posluszny this defense can be scary. They went out in the draft and got top RB Leonard Fournette to help take pressure of QB Blake Bortles, in hopes he can use his rocket arm to get the ball to stud Allen Robinson. Then they went out and drafted Offensive Tackle Cam Robinson, out of Alabama in the 2nd round to help solidify the offensive line. WR Dede Westbrook was drafted in the 4th round with hopes off the field problems won’t be an issue. My personal favorite pick was linebacker Blair Brown with the 148th pick, he will be a solid rotational player for them but I can see him becoming a starter down the line.
Bottom Line: Again, this is another solid offseason for Jacksonville. On paper this team looks like it can win 10 games if QB Blake Bortles can keep his shit together. Hopefully everything comes together and they prove me right.