The fine people at Pro Football Focus decided to rank every NFL roster and the Jacksonville Jaguars, led by one of the worst-graded offenses in the league, finished at 24th overall.
Here’s what Pro Football Focus had to say about the Jaguars:
24. Jacksonville Jaguars
Biggest strength: Free-agent acquisition Calais Campbell is one of the league's most disruptive interior forces, and he had the best season of his career in 2016 at age 30. With J.J. Watt injured, Campbell's 90.4 PFF grade trailed only Aaron Donald.
Biggest weakness: While the Jaguars are stocking up on interior defenders, they don't have much talent on the edge. Rookie third-round pick Yannick Ngakoue had a respectable 47 total pressures last season, but he was extremely poor as a run defender.
By the numbers: Blake Bortles' PFF grade collapsed from 80.3 in 2015 to 52.9 last season. His passer rating while under pressure was just 49.7, and he threw nine interceptions and just three TDs.
And here’s what Pro Football Focus thinks about our starters and primary contributors on both sides of the ball.
In my opinion, there are a few things Pro Football Focus nailed and some things that leave me scratching my head.
On the whole, I agree with the rankings on defense except I can’t understand why a pass-rushing defensive end like Yannick Ngakoue scored out as the worst player on defense when he set a franchise rookie record with 8.0 sacks last year. I’m not even mad, I’m just confused. How does Dante Fowler, an underwhelming pass rusher by his coach’s standards and even his own, get a better grade than a guy who got more sacks as a rookie than everyone not named Joey Bosa?
Mychal Rivera is also very, very high for having just been a role player with the Oakland Raiders last year. He’s certainly not better than Marcedes Lewis. Maybe I’m wrong.
And the overestimation of Paul Posluszny is confusing. Sure, the guy is very, very important to the Jaguars run defense, but he’s an absolute liability in the passing game.
What do you think? What did Pro Football Focus get right and what did they get wrong?