Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis (89) rolls over after he catches the ball over Tennessee Titans strong safety Bernard Pollard (31) for a touchdown during the first quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Football Focus 2013 Review - Tight End


Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis (89) celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Chad Henne (7) during the game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis (89) celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Chad Henne (7) during the game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

With free agency on the horizon, it is as good a time as any to take an in-depth look at the performance of each position group on the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. As a standard metric to start the conversation, Pro Football Focus grades were used to get an initial look at how each player fared in the 2013 regular season. Specific information about how Pro Football Focus comes up with their grades is available in their FAQ.

Today we take a look at tight end – a position that isn’t an immediate concern but should be addressed at some point in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Snaps Rec. Yards TD Drops Pass Grade Pass Block Run Block Overall
Marcedes Lewis 596 25 359 4 4 0.5 2.6 -5.0 -0.6
Clay Harbor 363 24 292 2 1 -1.3 1.0 -6.7 -7.1
Allen Reisner 222 5 40 0 1 -4.4 -0.3 -3.2 -6.9
Danny Noble 48 2 63 1 1 0.0 0.7 -0.5 0.8

Marcedes Lewis missed the first 6 games of the season and took a little while to get into a groove in Jedd Fisch’s offense. He wasn’t as dominant a run blocker as we have gotten used to seeing from Marcedes, but he really didn’t have a lot of continuity on the offensive line to help him out. His role in the passing game should increase in 2014 as he’ll be expected to serve as that safety blanket for the rookie signal caller. Lewis didn’t have his best season in 2013, but he should be set up for a big year if he’s healthy. 

Clay Harbor is a free agent, but the Jaguars should make an effort to bring him back. Harbor should be cheap and he showed some potential as a pass catcher when Marcedes Lewis was out.

Allen Reisner was placed on the injured reserve-designated for return list after 4 games and really didn’t have any effect on the offense. He’s a free agent, but the Jaguars will likely look to find a more athletic tight end to replace him.

2013 Position Grade, Tight End – C

 

-Daniel Lago

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