After sending all-pro pass rusher, Calais Campbell to the Baltimore Ravens, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be looking to the 2020 NFL Draft to replace him.
The 2017 Sacksonville Jaguars seem like such a distant figment of the past at this point. With key players like Jalen Ramsey, Telvin Smith, and Malik Jackson already gone, the Jacksonville Jaguars have already begun to dismantle that legendary defense. Calais Campbell joined those stars on Sunday. Jacksonville sent the former all-pro to Baltimore for a fifth round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Campbell was one of the few bright spots on a disappointing Jaguars team in 2019. Campbell started all sixteen games for Jacksonville, and while he had a down year statistically, took home the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Campbell was a great leader in Jacksonville and was the catalyst for that 2017 AFC Championship run.
The Jaguars have identified their next franchise pass rusher in Josh Allen. Allen was a top ten pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and made the pro bowl as a rookie. The former Kentucky pass rusher posted 10.5 sacks and forced two forced fumbles for a six win Jaguars team.
With defensive end, Yannick Ngakoue, likely being traded after being hit with the franchise tag, the Jaguars have overhauled that once vaunted pass rush. The Jaguars love to draft defensive linemen, and with plenty of capital it is expected that the Jacksonville Jaguars will be making multiple investments into the defensive line in the 2020 NFL Draft.