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Projecting Jaguars 53-man roster after the NFL Draft

Projecting Jaguars 53-man roster after the NFL Draft

By: Hays Carlyon The Jaguars added a dozen players to their roster during the NFL Draft. So, how does the roster look now? Let’s take a look at the projected 53-man roster. Every one of the draft picks makes this roster. We won’t consider undrafted free agents at this time, although one or two certainly…Continue Reading »

Rush, cover and character win the day for Jaguars in first round

Rush, cover and character win the day for Jaguars in first round

By: Hays Carlyon The Jaguars were the NFL’s best “Rush and Cover” team in 2017. That defensive ability led them to the AFC Championship Game with a flawed offense. That plan remains in place, with a hopeful upgrade. The Jaguars new mantra might be: “Rush and Cover with Character.” Two players now embody that: Florida…Continue Reading »

Ranking the 10 best current Jaguars after free agency

Ranking the 10 best current Jaguars after free agency

By: Hays Carlyon The Jaguars launched a rebuild this off-season, aiming to move the roster to a younger, cheaper outfit. Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell moved on from four key veterans: defensive end Calais Campbell (trade), cornerback A.J. Bouye (trade), defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (option declined) and quarterback Nick Foles (trade). Let’s assume defensive end…Continue Reading »

Doug Marrone wants to see a big jump from Gardner Minshew

Doug Marrone wants to see a big jump from Gardner Minshew

By: Hays Carlyon Jaguars coach Doug Marrone was clear in what he’s looking for in second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew. Marrone met with reporters via video conference on Tuesday. Minshew is the entrenched Jaguars starter, following a rookie season in which he threw 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. Minshew was handed the starting job when the…Continue Reading »

Dandy Dozen: Hays Carlyon’s Jaguars 7-round mock draft

Dandy Dozen: Hays Carlyon’s Jaguars 7-round mock draft

By: Hays Carlyon The Jaguars have already had a busy off-season. Gone are defensive end Calais Campbell, cornerback A.J. Bouye, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and quarterback Nick Foles among other less notable players. The Jaguars have agreed to terms with six free agents: middle linebacker Joe Schobert, tight end Tyler Eifert, defensive end Rodney Gunter,…Continue Reading »

Jaguars hope Tyler Eifert can help end tight end woes

Jaguars hope Tyler Eifert can help end tight end woes

By: Hays Carlyon The Jaguars addressed the biggest hole on the roster Wednesday in signing tight end Tyler Eifert. The 29-year-old Eifert will compete with James O’Shaughnessy and Josh Oliver and instantly becomes the most accomplished player at the position. Eifert has been injury-prone throughout his career, ending four of his seven seasons with Cincinnati…Continue Reading »

NFL should break up the draft to maximize entertainment

NFL should break up the draft to maximize entertainment

By: Hays Carlyon The NFL navigated free agency well as the coronavirus shut down the sports world. The league didn’t succumb to criticism that free agency should be postponed. Instead, the NFL provided starved sports fans with needed content. That was the right move. Now, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should maximize the league’s prized off-season…Continue Reading »

Jaguars add DL Rodney Gunter from Cardinals

Jaguars add DL Rodney Gunter from Cardinals

By: Hays Carlyon The Jaguars took a step towards replacing departed veterans Calais Campbell and Marcell Dareus along their defensive line. The team announced on Thursday that it has agreed to terms with Arizona defensive lineman Rodney Gunter. The deal is reportedly three years and worth $18 million. Gunter, 28, should be able to help…Continue Reading »