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We go through every snap for Dante Fowler and Yannick Ngakoue through the first three weeks of the preseason and break down the options the Jaguars have as they prepare for the regular season.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars decided to go all in on Dante Fowler and Yannick Ngakoue, two LEO pass rushers who have never played a snap in the NFL. Unless the team signs a veteran free agent over the next few days (anyone but Greg Hardy, please) this is our edge rush going into the 2016 season.

The two have been a disappointment. It's irrelevant if they should or shouldn't be playing poorly. They're playing poorly. And in my opinion, the argument can be made that we're in a worse position than when Andre Branch and Chris Clemons anchored these spots.

With the final preseason game, we rarely get to see starters play more than a drive or two (if they even play at all) so after a full preseason of as many snaps as Gus Bradley and Todd Wash are gonna give these two, what do they have to show for it?

Week 1 vs. Jets

Summary: Fowler played 9 snaps (5 pass, 4 run) and Yannick played 6 snaps (4 pass, 2 run).

Drive 1

1st and 10 at NYJ 46 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Ben Ijalana, N/A

2nd and 7 at NYJ 49: PENALTY

2nd and 2 at JAX 46 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler vs. LT Ryan Clady, N/A

1st and 10 at JAX 39 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. LT Ryan Clady, N/A

2nd and 10 at JAX 39 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler in pass coverage, N/A

3rd and 10 at JAX 39 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Ben Ijalana, N/A | DE Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Ryan Clady, SACK - PUNT

Drive 2

1st and 10 at NYJ 25 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler vs. LT Ryan Clady, Initial Contact

2nd and 8 at NYJ 27 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Ben Ijalana, N/A

1st and 10 at JAX 47 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Ben Ijalana, N/A

1st and Goal at JAX 4 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Ben Ijalana, N/A - TOUCHDOWN

Drive 3

1st and 10 at NYJ 12 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Ryan Clady, N/A

2nd and 4 at NYJ 18 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT2 Brent Qvale, N/A

3rd and 3 at NYJ 19 (RUN): (Chris Smith enters the game) - PUNT

Drive 4

1st and 10 at NYJ 20 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT2 Ben Ijalana, N/A

2nd and 10 at NYJ 20 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT2 Ben Ijalana, N/A

3rd and 2 at NYJ 28 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT2 Ben Ijalana, N/A - PUNT

Week 2 vs. Buccaneers

Summary: Fowler played 12 snaps (6 pass, 6 run) and Yannick played 14 snaps (3 pass, 11 run).

Drive 1

1st and 10 at TB 32 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler in pass coverage, N/A

2nd and 10 at TB 32 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler vs. LT Donovan Smith, N/A

3rd and 16 at TB 26 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Donovan Smith, N/A

1st and 10 at JAX 49 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Demar Dotson, N/A

2nd and 7 at JAX 46 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler vs. LT Donovan Smith, N/A

3rd and 5 at JAX 44: PENALTY

3rd and 10 at JAX 49 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Demar Dotson, Pressure | DE Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Donovan Smith, N/A - PENALTY (Johnathan Cyprien)

1st and 10 at JAX 34 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler vs. LT Donovan Smith, N/A

1st and 10 at JAX 22 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT Demar Dotson, N/A

2nd and 5 at JAX 17 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. TE Brandon Myers, N/A

3rd and 2 at JAX 14 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT Demar Dotson, N/A - MISSED FIELD GOAL

Drive 2

1st and 10 at TB 29 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Demar Dotson, N/A

1st and 10 at JAX 22 (RUN): PENALTY

2nd and 10 at TB 29 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler vs. LG Kevin Pamphile, N/A

3rd and 1 at TB 38 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Demar Dotson, N/A

1st and 10 at TB 40 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Demar Dotson, N/A

2nd and 10 at TB 40 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Demar Dotson, N/A

3rd and 10 at TB 40 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT Demar Dotson, N/A | DE Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Donovan Smith, N/A - INTERCEPTION

Drive 3

1st and 10 at TB 25: PENALTY

1st and 5 at TB 30 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Donovan Smith, N/A

2nd and 1 at TB 34 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. TE Cameron Brate, N/A

1st and 10 at TB 35 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT Demar Dotson, N/A - PENALTY (Tyson Alualu)

1st and 10 at TB 40 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. TE Luke Stocker, N/A

2nd and 5 at TB 45 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Donovan Smith, N/A

3rd and 4 at TB 46 (RUN): (Ryan Davis enters game)

1st and 10 at JAX 49 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Donovan Smith, N/A

2nd and 4 at JAX 43 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Donovan Smith, N/A

3rd and 2 at JAX 41 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT Demar Dotson, N/A

4th and 2 at JAX 41 (PASS): (Chris Smith enters game)

Week 3 vs. Bengals

Summary: Fowler played 16 snaps (10 pass, 6 run) and Yannick played 24 snaps (16 pass, 8 run).

Drive 1

1st and 10 at JAX 22 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. WR A.J. Green, Tackle

2nd and 7 at JAX 19 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT Jake Fisher, N/A

3rd and 7 at JAX 19 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Andrew Whitworth, N/A | DE Dante Fowler vs. RT Jake Fisher, N/A - TOUCHDOWN

Drive 2

1st and 10 at CIN 45 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Andrew Whitworth, N/A

1st and 10 at JAX 27 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT Jake Fisher, N/A

2nd and 10 at JAX 27 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Andrew Whitworth, N/A - PENALTY on Bengals

2nd and 25 at JAX 42 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Andrew Whitworth, N/A

3rd and 20 at JAX 37 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Andrew Whitworth, N/A | DE Dante Fowler vs. RT Jake Fisher, N/A - SACK (Jared Odrick) - PUNT

Drive 3

1st and 10 at CIN 31 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Andrew Whitworth, N/A

2nd and 2 at CIN 39 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT2 Eric Winston, N/A

1st and 10 at CIN 47 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. TE3 C.J. Uzomah, N/A

1st and 10 at JAX 42 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT2 Eric Winston, N/A

2nd and 10 at JAX 42 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler in pass coverage

3rd and 10 at JAX 42: PENALTY

3rd and 15 at JAX 47 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT2 Eric Winston, N/A

4th and 5 at JAX 37 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT2 Eric Winston, N/A

1st and 10 at JAX 28 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT2 Eric Winston, N/A

2nd and 4 at JAX 22 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT2 Eric Winston, N/A

1st and 10 at JAX 14 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Andrew Whitworth, N/A

2nd and 10 at JAX 14 (RUN): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT2 Eric Winston, N/A

3rd and 3 at JAX 7 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT Andrew Whitworth, N/A

1st and Goal at JAX 3 (RUN): LEO Dante Fowler vs. WR A.J. Green, N/A - (Goal line defense enters the game)

2nd and Goal at JAX 2 (PASS): N/A

3rd and Goal at JAX 1 (PASS): N/A, N/A - PENALTY (Prince Amukamara)

1st and Goal at JAX 1 (RUN): N/A

2nd and Goal at JAX 1 (RUN): N/A, N/A - TOUCHDOWN

Drive 4

1st and 10 at CIN 21 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT2 Trey Hopkins, N/A

2nd and 2 at CIN 29 (RUSH): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT3 Aaron Epps, N/A

3rd and 2 at CIN 29 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT2 Trey Hopkins, N/A | DE Dante Fowler vs. RT3 Aaron Epps, N/A

1st and 10 at CIN 34 (RUSH): LEO Dante Fowler vs. LT2 Trey Hopkins, N/A

2nd and 6 at CIN 38 (RUSH): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT3 Aaron Epps, N/A

3rd and 9 at CIN 35 (PASS): LEO Dante Fowler vs. LT2 Trey Hopkins, N/A

1st and 10 at CIN 45 (RUSH): LEO Dante Fowler vs. RT3 Aaron Epps, N/A

2nd and 10 at CIN 45: PENALTY

2nd and 15 at CIN 40 (PASS): DE Yannick Ngakoue vs. RT3 Aaron Epps, N/A

3rd and 15 at CIN 40 (RUSH): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT2 Trey Hopkins, N/A | DE Dante Fowler vs. RT3 Aaron Epps, N/A - PUNT

Drive 5

1st and 10 at CIN 41 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT2 Trey Hopkins, N/A | DE Dante Fowler vs. RT3 Aaron Epps, N/A

2nd and 8 at CIN 43 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT2 Trey Hopkins, N/A | DE Dante Fowler vs. RT3 Aaron Epps, N/A

3rd and 4 at CIN 47 (PASS): LEO Yannick Ngakoue vs. LT2 Trey Hopkins, N/A | DE Dante Fowler vs. RT3 Aaron Epps, Tackle - PUNT

Summary

Dante Fowler: 37 snaps, 0 sacks, 0 tackles, 1 pressure

Yannick Ngakoue: 44 snaps, 1 sack, 1 tackle, 0 pressures

What are the team's options?

Unfortunately, with less than two weeks before the season opener against the Green Bay Packers, there isn't a lot of time to do much of anything.

The first option, with such little time left, is to max out Tyrone Holmes' snaps on Thursday against the Atlanta Falcons and see if he's worth more time in regular season games than they may have originally thought before the preseason started. Dante and Yannick will undoubtedly get ample time to start the season no matter what their production looks like simply because of the investment put into them.

The bye week is Week 5 after London and this would be an awfully short leash for Dante and Yannick. I have to believe they get at least half the season to prove they can pick up the speed, strength, and technique of the pro game.

Tyrone Holmes has looked good, but against backups. He has good speed and strength, however.

Chris Smith has looked like Chris Smith.

And what the hell happened to trying Ryan Davis out at LEO or LOTTO? I saw he got some snaps against the Bengals third-string, but other than that... nothing.

The next option is to look for a veteran free agent. Tony Washington was waived/injured two days before they had to make the move, so bringing in a street edge rusher is a real possibility. Greg Hardy was brought in for a visit and he's (unfortunately) the only real possibility for a free agent signing.

11 days until the season opener.