The Jacksonville Jaguars roster is pretty much set, with maybe a few off hand signings depending on who gets cut or injuries, so we can finally start nitpicking and analyzing their over all roster. We took a look at what might be a hole in the roster earlier, so now let’s take a look at what the strongest position group is.
To me, this one is pretty easy. It’s the defensive line. It’s straight up loaded.
The starting defensive line consists of Calais Campbell, Malik Jackson, Marcell Dareus and Yannick Ngakoue. That folks, it’s really good. It’s got an All-Pro and three Pro Bowlers. That’s not why this is the strongest position group on the Jaguars, maybe even in the NFL.
Look at what the Jaguars could trot out as a starting backup defensive line: Taven Bryan, Abry Jones, Dante Fowler, Jr. and Dawuane Smoot. Quite a few NFL teams would love to have that as their starting defensive line, let alone as their depth. That’s not even including some guys like Michael Bennett and Eli Ankou.
The Jaguars defense carried them most of the season last year, in combination of their defensive line and starting secondary. With the addition of first round pick Taven Bryan, the defensive line should once again be the strength and do most of the heavy lifting for the Jaguars in 2018.