2015 Depth Charts Update: Jacksonville Jaguars

A breakdown of the Jacksonville Jaguars' Depth Chart after Free Agency and the Draft.

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A breakdown of the Jacksonville Jaguars' Depth Chart after Free Agency and the Draft.

2015 Depth Charts Update: Jacksonville Jaguars


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Notes

 

  • Signing Julius Thomas was a good piece of business by the Jaguars, and he immediately becomes quarterback Blake Bortles best receiver. How they use him will be crucial, with Thomas doing some of his best work out of the slot, where he lead all tight ends with 2.31 Yards Per Route Run in 2013. A one dimensional tight end, who doesn’t offer much as a blocker, his skill set should help a Jaguars offense crying out for playmakers.

 

  • Where they need someone to step up and help Thomas and Bortles is at wide receiver. Allen Robinson, Marquise Lee and Allen Hurns are the current starters at the top three spots, with all three finishing 2014 with a negative grade as a receiver. They drafted two receivers in Rashad Greene and Neal Sterling, but the simple fact of the matter is that someone needs to step up and make themselves a top target for Bortles in 2015.

 

  • Losing first round draft pick Dante Fowler for the season hurts the defensive line but the addition of Jared Odrick brings a welcome blend of versatility and quality. A big body at defensive end at 304 pounds, Odrick graded positively as a pass rusher, and against the run in 2014. One name to keep an eye on here is Ryan Davis. A sub package player in 2014, Davis played just 310 snaps, but graded positively against the run and registered an impressive eight sacks, five hits, and 13 hurries.

 

  • There are question marks at cornerback where Demetrius McCray and Davon House are an unproven starting duo and they don’t have much else at the position. Dwayne Gratz had a grade of -12.2 in coverage last year, while we haven’t seen enough of Aaron Colvin, Tommie Campbell or Jeremy Harris.

 

  • Jaguars28

    Looking better. I’d like to see Sample take over for Evans, though. And Ryan Davis is gonna breakout in the LEO role, I think.

    Green for Parnell? Looks pretty good otherwise.

    • https://twitter.com/MALACHiOFCOURSE Malachi

      sample will most likely get the job, but they can’t simply anoint him in OTAs either

    • Dalen Erickson

      Im a Cowboys fan so I can vouch for Parnell. I think they have him as good just because he hasnt started a lot. He can play both sides and is very athletic for the position. I expect him to have a breakout year. Your jags are looking better. Odrick was a good score. I think he is underrated. Your LB corps makes me nervous still. It will be interesting to see how the position change suits Skuta. Definitely better in coverage than he is as a pass rusher. I always root for the underdog. Good luck to your Jags!

    • Dalen Erickson

      I expect Brown and Cyprien to take the most snaps at safety. Cyprien was one of the better players on that D last year so I expect him to be on the field. Who will line up where I dont know but expect those two to start

  • Dalen Erickson

    What an odd personnel grouping they have on D-line. It was odd last year as well. I know they like to give some 3-4 looks but it still seems odd to me to have guys like Odrick and Alualu at 4-3 LE. Definitely guys who would be better suited to play 3-4 end or 4-3 3 tech. It worked ok for them last year I suppose

  • Dalen Erickson

    Puz should be at least good. He has been excellent the last few years when healthy. I would say he is a top 12 MLB. Great in coverage, gets lots of picks, good run stuffer, very aware signal caller and leader, with pretty good pass rushing ability. Im surprised to see such a low appraisal of his abilities

  • Dalen Erickson

    Yeldon will completely change this offense. He is a talented feature back.

  • NAJ

    On the plus side, the punter should get a lot of game practice…