Jacksonville Jaguars news is relatively quiet right now, but will be picking up in the next few weeks and months with the re-signing of players, NFL Combine, free agency, and NFL Draft all on the horizon.
For now, here is a roundup of all news and notes currently regarding the Jaguars:
- Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell won one of the NFL’s most prestigious awards this weekend, as he was honored as Walter Payton Man of the Year for his charitable contributions off the field as well as excellence on the field. Congrats, Calais!
- Former Jaguars offensive tackle and one of the team’s all-time greats, Tony Boselli, was once again passed over for a Hall of Fame bid. He will, unfortunately, not be part of the 2020 class.
- Several of Boselli’s former teammates and those he competed against reacted to the news that Boselli was not getting in this year, and many folks were not happy about it.
- Former Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew thinks the Jaguars should have already re-signed defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, and he is absolutely correct.
- In Blake Bortles news, the former Jaguars quarterback has sold one of his Jacksonville beachfront homes for $1.7 million. The buyers were Toney Sleiman and Anthony Hunter Sleiman of Sleiman Enterprises, the former owner of the Jacksonville Landing and owner of several retail properties across Jacksonville.
- The Jaguars keep cranking out quarterbacks who have won Super Bowl rings....with other teams. Add Chad Henne to the list.
- Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone recently spoke on his decision to keep Todd Wash on staff — an unpopular choice in the eyes of many Jags fans.
- Here is yet another reminder that the Jaguars passed on Patrick Mahomes in the 2017 NFL Draft. Both Eugene Frenette of the Florida-Times-Union and John Shipley of Sports Illustrated’s JaguarReport recently revisited this topic and how it may have changed the trajectory for the Jaguars.
- Speaking of Shipley, he also is taking a look at five possible free agents the Jaguars could target this offseason.
- Debbi Taylor of Forbes writes about how the Jaguars are approaching the 2020 free agency and the rest of the offseason.
- Jaguars rookie defensive end Josh Allen gives credit to his “big brother” Calais Campbell for the success he enjoyed during the 2019 season.
- Jacksonville is a long shot to win Super Bowl LV, but the odds have somewhat improved.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars announced the team will play two “home” games in London in 2020. Just...wow.
- Jacksonville as hired Trent Baalke as director of player personnel
I am on record as saying that I find early mock drafts to be highly inaccurate and somewhat useless at this juncture in the offseason before the combine, but now that the Super Bowl has been played, mock drafts are going to dominate content right now. Here are a few notable recent ones below:
- In the latest Jaguars.com mock draft tracker, Clemson linebacker/safety Isaiah Simmons is a popular pick for the Jaguars at No. 9 overall, while many analysts project at cornerback at No. 20 overall, although the player varied.
- Matt Miller of Bleacher Report just posted his post-Super Bowl mock draft. He also projects Simmons at No. 9 and South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw at No. 20. Many Jags fans would love this scenario.
- Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports also published his post-Super Bowl mock, and Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas is the pick at nine. Wilson mocks a bit of a surprise at 20, with Justin Madubuike, a defensive lineman out of Texas A&M.
- NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein recently posted his mock draft 1.0, and he actually thinks the Jags go for Kinlaw at No. 9 overall. He slots in Flroida cornerback C.J. Henderson at 20.
- Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network unveiled his mock draft 5.0, and the Jaguars take Aubrun defensive tackle Derrick Brown and LSU linebacker Patrick Queen.
- Todd McShay just released his lasted mock draft (ESPN+ Insider access required). He goes with Kinlaw at No. 9, and a bit of a reach at No. 20, with USC offensive tackle Austin Jackson.
The theme with the above mock drafts is defense. Problem is the Jags need a lot of help on both sides of the ball.
There you have it, all of the Jaguars news and notes here in early February 2020. Stay tuned to Big Cat Country for all of the latest happenings for Jacksonville.