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The Jacksonville Jaguars had a season to forget in 2018. Injuries and suspensions crippled their campaign and left them with a 5-11 record.
A lot needs to improve this season. This is their 2019 Draft class.
|Josh Oliver||69||TE||San Jose State|
|Quincy Williams||98||LB||Murray State|
|Gardner Minshew||178||QB||Washington State|
|Zedrick Woods||S||Ole Miss|
TEAM 2019 Outlook
The Jags used their first offensive pick of the Draft to select Florida OT Jawaan Taylor. FAIL. Taylor is not the man you needed in the line to help protect your new QB Nick Foles. The Only thing he has going for him is that he is big. 334lbs big.
He is certainly not explosive. He also struggles to stop pure speed. He seems to always be in recovery mode like he is late to read the player coming at him. He struggles with the run inside of him.
Now the selection of San Jose State TE Josh Oliver is a good choice. You filled a need you had with a good young player. He won’t break any records but will be a consistent every down player. He will sit behind former Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim, but don’t expect that to be a permanent thing. Oliver can ball.
The Jags are stacked for RBs in 2019 now that they drafted Temple star, Ryquell Armstead. Fournette is prone to going off the rails at times and is unlikely to keep his head in the game all season. This is where Armstead will shine. Expect him to be the handcuff to Fournette, with Alfred Blue and Thomas Rawls to fall down the depth chart in Jacksonville.
In four seasons with Temple, Armstead rushed for nearly 3,000 yards and 34 TDs at an average of 5 yards-per-carry. He isn’t afraid of doing the hard yards to gets his team into a good position. He can be the future of this franchise.
Former Washington State QB Gardner Minshew (pick 178) will now sit behind recently signed, Super Bowl winner QB Nick Foles. Minshew is a quality player who will learn a lot from Foles. Don’t expect him to be a franchise QB any time soon, but the potential is there for a good back up.
Tyre Brady WR from Marshall was signed as a UDFA and will slot into a depth chart with not a lot of talent. Brady could see game time as early as this season.
Arguably, the only good player picked by the Jags in this class, Kentucky DE Josh Allen fell into their laps at pick 7 overall. Allen fills a need on the edge and will play from week one.
He is a demon when chasing the QB, is quick off the line and will be the Jags sack leader of the future. This kid can play football and will show the way for the Jags to hopefully bring back that hard-nosed defensive attitude.
Murray State LB Quincy Williams adds depth to an already packed defense. Don’t expect a lot of game time in year one. He has the potential to be a future leader in the right coaching set up.
Grade - C+
All in all, this is a pretty poor class for the Jags. They had an opportunity to build on last years rubbish season and they failed to do so. Another year of mediocrity is in store for Jags fan.