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.
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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
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