In two decades, the Jacksonville Jaguars have had some great players come through this franchise.
In the spirit of counting things down (and biding our time) until the regular season starts on September 13th, we're taking a jersey-by-jersey look at who wore each of the 99 numbers available best for the Jaguars. Up today is No. 96.
Who wore it best: Clyde Simmons (1996-1997)
If we're looking at the stat sheet, you can be forgiven for thinking Gary Walker. His three seasons and 22.5 total sacks eclipses Simmons' two seasons and 16 sacks. But Simmons is easily the better player, in both longevity and technique. His 121.5 career sacks is good for 18th on the all-time sacks leaders list and his ability to pressure the opposing quarterback was far more frequent than Walker. It was Simmons, along with Tony Brackens, who provided the best one-two punch in terms of pass rush the Jaguars have ever seen. But Walker can't be forgotten. He's one of just four Jaguars players with a double-digit sack season (Tony Brackens had 12.5 in 1999 and 11 in 2011, Kevin Hardy had 10.5 in 1999, and Bobby McCray had 10 in 2006) and his run-stuffing ability made him one of the most balanced defensive lineman in Jaguars history.
Who wears it now: Michael Bennett (2015-Present)
Considered a sixth-round steal by many in the 2015 NFL Draft, Bennett will be a fun addition to an already talented interior defensive line for the Jaguars. He won't be stealing anyone's job, but if he can stay healthy he'll be a welcome addition to Bob Babich's defensive line rotation.