As we get more settled into the Jacksonville Jaguars season actually being over, we can start looking at where the team might upgrade. While this team doesn’t have as many holes as we’re used to wish listing free agents for, there are still some major areas they could look at for upgrades. For today however, we’re going to ignore the quarterback position because that’s a discussion all it’s own.
For me, I think the two areas the Jaguars should pursue in the 2018 NFL free agent period are the same positions they should also target in the draft. They need some immediate upgrades, but they also need some more depth and promising youth at the positions, because right now they don’t really have that.
First, I’m sure everyone will point to the offensive line. While I probably think the offensive line is better than most give it credit for, that doesn’t mean it’s not without some need of overhaul, particularly on the interior. I think the Jaguars are good with Cam Robinson and Jermey Parnell as their tackles, at least for one more season, but the guard positions have left a lot to be desired. This is an area I think the Jaguars should aggressively target in both free agency and the NFL draft. The depth there isn’t great and guys like A.J. Cann could be on their last chance while a journeyman like Patrick Omameh is set for free agency.
The other position I could see and hope the Jaguars aggressively target is the tight end position. I’ve always been a huge fan of Marcedes Lewis, but his career is winding down and you can start to see the age creeping in. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s back one more year, but his time as the No. 1 tight end for the team are behind him. The Jaguars need to get an all-purpose tight end, more so than split-out/joker/move type, as their top guy. There’s a handful of good tight end options in free agency, as well as the draft.
What are some of the areas you think they should target?