The former Bill got his big deal and set about becoming a big part of the Jaguars defensive turnaround. Only Ray Lewis, who plays in a hybrid defense, was ranked higher in our middle linebacker rankings, with Posluszny grading positively in every area. He’s one of those rare every-down middle linebackers who can more than handle his own dropping back, and so it proved earning a coverage grade of +11.9 that was better than any other linebacker in the league.
Best Performance: Week 1 versus Tennessee (+5.1)
Key Stat: Missed only one in every 22.8 tackles he attempted. The third highest tackle efficiency rating of all interior linebackers.
I find this to be interesting because I knew he played well but I didn't know he was that good. I know all rankings are subjective but it's not the rank that I find to be most intriguing so much as the reason behind him making the list. If Poz really played that well last season, then there is no reason to not consider him as an elite player. To be ranked in the likes of Ray Lewis is pretty impressive.
I'd like to see how the rest of the defense graded out but since I don't have access to their database, it'll have to wait until another time. I'll be monitoring their progress as they finish the list to see how many Jaguars are included and post them accordingly.