4 guys i haven't seen much mentioned but could be good players that come pretty cheap
Mark Anderson-DE New England
Bio- 6'4 255 age 28
This year stats-10 sacks
Breakdown-had a very solid season this year for the patriots recording 10 sacks, 6 Qb hits, and 27 Qb hurrys. All in all thats 43 times he got to the QB. A good number but not great. When you take into account he was a situational player and had limited snaps he got to the QB once every 7 passes. A phenomenal number when you consider guys like Trent Cole and Carlos Dunlap who are known for getting to the Qb get there once every 5 and 6 passes respectively. His only problem is that he has been absent most of his career only registering double digit sacks his rookie season as well as this season. He seems like he could be a pretty solid situational pass rusher that doesn't break the bank and hes atleast worth keeping an eye on on whether he resigns with the patriots or not. Could mimic the role John Chick played this year.
Demetrius Bell-OT Buffalo
Bio-6'5 311 age 27
This years stats-1 sack and 7 pressures allowed in 7 games
Breakdown-Hes coming off an injury which is really disappointing because it seemed that Bell had started putting it together the first half of the season. He is an athletic tackle that has a body that just looks like its built to play on the right side. He struggled his first year but has steadily gotten better every year leading up to this year (his 4th) where he was the strong point on a once very weak Bills oline. He plays LT for Buffalo but it seems that his natural position would be RT. If gene doesn't want to address RT this draft then he could be an option to play the right side. He wont bust the bank and is a solid player with a pretty big upside. He allowed only one pressure a game before getting hurt which if that pace continued would have put him in the All pro company of guys like Jason Peters, Joe Thomas and Joe Staley.Probably has the most upside out of anybody listed and somebody worth looking at.
Ben Grubbs-OG Baltimore
Bio-6'3 310 age 27
This year stats-4 sacks and 6 pressures allowed in 10 games
Breakdown-probably most everybody on this site knows atleast a little about Ben Grubbs so i wont spend a lot of time talking about him. If the jags cant sign a guy like Carl Nicks but still want to upgrade the guard position a guy like Grubbs makes sense. He is a solid pass blocker and a road grading run blocker with a wide body and some good power. He would fit right in with MJD. Hes also coming off of turf toe which is worth noting. Grubbs would be expensive but not on the same level as Nicks and there are reports the ravens aren't optimistic that he will be resigned, so he could be a good player to watch if the jags are looking to address guard this offseason.
Brent Grimes-CB Atlanta
Bio-5'10 183 age 28
This year stats-allowed 44.6% of passes thrown his way to be completed, 5th best in the league
Breakdown-Ok let me start off by saying he isnt going to come cheap. Hes also like 2/3 people i mentioned above is coming off of an injury that sidelined him for several games this year. But with all that being said he is becoming one of the more dominant corners in the NFL flirting with the classification of "shut down." Grimes only had 258 yards thrown on him in 12 games which isnt half bad(13th in the league). He also has the ability to be a playmaker in the secondary having 13 picks and 56 passed defensed in 4 years of starting. If the jaguars are serious about making an upgrade to the corner position he is a guy that could help the jags have one of the best young secondary in the nfl. Look out for him to make a pay day wherever he goes.
Would you want to see any of these guys in teal and black next year?
Anderson (37 votes)
Bell (34 votes)
Grubbs (31 votes)
Grimes (108 votes)
Why arent there any receivers? (20 votes)
230 total votes