AFC South Breakdown: Dark Horse Team On The Rise?
Jun 16, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars guard A.J. Cann (60) during minicamp at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
The Offensive Line
The Jags knew their o-line was bad last year, but they found some good players during the offseason that could really help a lot. Guard A.J. Cann out of South Carolina is a punisher and could be a day one starter, which is great value at a third round pick.
They also brought in Jermey Parnell to play tackle opposite youngster Luke Joeckel, the second overall pick from 2013. This improved offensive line could go a long way towards helping Bortles improve as a quarterback.
Julius Thomas is not much of a blocker at tight end, but he has caught 12 touchdowns in each of the past two seasons. One of the prized free agents, the Jags were aggressive in his pursuit and could be rewarded for the move. Pairing him with Marcedes Lewis could prove to be a force for defenses to try and stop.
Jun 16, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (24) runs during minicamp at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
The rookie class for Jacksonvilee was very impressive, and can still be great despite losing first round pick defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. to injury already. Defensive tackle Michael Bennett was a steal for the team in the sixth round, and a guy who could challenge for rookie of the year is running back T.J. Yeldon.
Yeldon came out of a pro style offense in Alabama and could prove to be one of the best running backs in this class, despite flying under the radar.
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