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Jaguars fans: are you confident the team is headed in the right direction?
And which Baltimore Ravens player would you cherrypick?
- 26-year-old linebacker Roquan Smith (3x All-Pro, 1x Pro Bowl)
- 27-year-old cornerback Marlon Humphrey (1x All-Pro, 3x Pro Bowl)
- 23-year-old wide receiver Zay Flowers (2023 22nd overall pick)
- 22-year-old safety Kyle Hamilton (2022 14th overall pick)
- 23-year-old center Tyler Linderbaum (2022 25th overall pick)
Let me clear up the selection process. I try to pick the four to five best players from each opposing team while being conscious of Jacksonville’s roster needs.
So, I will never include a quarterback (Lamar Jackson rules but the Jaguars have Trevor Lawrence) and will occasionally omit talented players who would have a tough path for large workloads in Jacksonville (Mark Andrews rules but Evan Engram is on the first year of a contract extension). I will also lean towards younger players with lower salaries than the inverse (Zay Flowers over Odell Beckham Jr., for example).
This week, I cast my vote for Linderbaum. Smith, Humphrey and Hamilton are all elite defenders, and Flowers has shined as a rookie, but plugging Linderbaum into the Jaguars’ starting lineup would make the biggest difference.
On all rush attempts with under 5 yards to go, Jacksonville ranks 29th in success rate and 32nd in stuffed run rate since the start of last season, per Sports Info Solutions.
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