Jags still close to the bottom in post-draft power rankings from Touchdown Wire
Jacksonville was the worst group in football in 2020, ending up with a 1-15 record that landed it the very first general choice in the draft for the very first time in franchise history. After an active offseason and draft that saw the Jaguars include a variety of gamers at positions of requirement, they’re anticipated to enhance from that last-place area.
However according to the post-draft power rankings from Goal Wire, not by that much. Doug Farrar doesn’t have the Jags in the bottom area (that positioning is scheduled for their department competitor, the Houston Texans). However in spite of landing a franchise quarterback in the draft in Trevor Lawrence, Farrar doesn’t anticipate far more than a minimal enhancement in 2021, putting Jacksonville at No. 31 in the power rankings.
The 2017 Jaguars went 10-6 and came one half of football in the AFC National Championship versus the Patriots from a journey to Super Bowl LII. Ever since, the group has actually installed a 12-36 record (consisting of a 1-15 mark in 2020), the worst over that time. So the crest towards a restore in 2021 was definitive. Employing Urban Meyer for his very first NFL training job was action one. An active complimentary firm duration in which they updated their secondary with Shaquill Griffin and Rayshawn Jenkins and their receiver group with Marvin Jones was step 2. Step 3 was a draft class including the most apparent choice in quarterback Trevor Lawrence, taken No. 1 overall. The Clemson alum might be the most high-floor/high-ceiling possibility at the position given that Andrew Luck, so excellent job there. Then, with their 2nd first-round choice, Meyer returned to Clemson with running back Travis Etienne. You can question the requirement there, however Etienne jobs well as an Alvin Kamara type who can wipe out defenses moving from the backfield to the slot.
The Jaguars did a lot to advance their interests this offseason, however there’s a lot to repair, and we have definitely no idea how Meyer will manage the everyday rigors of the NFL.
The Lawrence and Etienne additions might make a Jags offense that was far from bad in 2020 relatively powerful. However Jacksonville’s defense was amongst the league’s worst last season, and Farrar doesn’t believe the offseason additions will suffice to alter that dramatically in one year.
It’s definitely establishing to be a restoring year for the Jaguars, a position fans of the group are all too familiar with. However this time around, the franchise has the very best possibility it has actually ever obtained in Lawrence, and much better days seem on the horizon. Whether those days remain in 2021 stays to be seen.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.