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Where Do The Jaguars Safeties Rank?

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09:  Dwight Lowery #25 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is introduced before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Field on October 9, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09: Dwight Lowery #25 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is introduced before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Field on October 9, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars cornerbacks ranked in the bottom half of the NFL, mostly due to the unknown nature of the position with all the injuries. The Jaguars safety position however, is solidified heading into the 2012 NFL season for the first time in a few years. The team hasn't had a steady starter at the position since Gerald Sensabaugh left for the Dallas Cowboys in free agency. The team will return the two starters from last season in Dawan Landry and Dwight Lowery and we'll get a real feel for just how the position is.

Continuing on his rankings of all the units in the NFL, SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber ranks the safety units.

17. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville's pass defense suffered from injuries (especially at corner) last season, spoiling Dawan Landry's first season with the team. Injuries limited Dwight Lowery to just 13 games. Both players have talent, and could benefit if the other parts of the Jaguars defense can hold up their end of the bargain.

I would probably rank the Jaguars safety unit a little higher, as it's good but not great. If the team's cornerbacks can stay healthy through the season we'll get a chance to really see how good they are.