Jacksonville Jaguars Offseason Review


The Jacksonville Jaguars somehow found enough salary cap space to make some significant additions this offseason.

It’s been a busy couple of years for the Jacksonville Jaguars who have completely remade their roster. They are one of the few teams that have found a lot of success in the free agent market. However, their ability to work the draft has also helped their turnaround.

This year’s big addition was guard Andrew Norwell. He power player who will help open more running room for Leonard Fournette.

Adding Norwell to the offensive line mix gives them one of the more complete offensive lines in the league. Jacksonville also found a way to improve the depth of the unit by adding rookie Will Richardson.

He’s someone who has experience working at both right and left tackle while at NC State.

Jacksonville needed to do some work this offseason adding more pass catchers to the offense. They lost Allen Robinson to the Chicago Bears replacing him with Donte Moncrief and rookie DJ Chark.

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Moncrief has struggled to stay healthy the past few years, but when on the field he has produced. Chark is a big-play threat who needs to round out his game an improve as a route runner.

The passing game should also receive a boost from new tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul. Both will be replacing Marcedes Lewis who left via free agency. Lewis wasn’t a major contributor in the passing attack and was asked to work more as an in-line blocker.

Jacksonville lost two key defensive players this offseason in Paul Posluszny and Aaron Colvin. Both will be missed and haven’t exactly been replaced.

DJ Hayden has the inside trade to take over for Colvin. However, this is a drop in talent as Colvin really developed into a very effective player. Hayden has big shoes to fill on a defense that is relied upon for the team’s overall success.

The Jaguars used their 1st round pick on defensive tackle Taven Bryan. This was an obvious best player available selection because the Jaguars defensive line remains very talented and deep.

Bryan will likely have a hard time cracking the rotation which will bring some questions on why he was selected in the first place. However, the Jaguars entered the offseason with very little needs and had some flexibility.