Jacksonville Jaguars Will Need to Upgrade Multiple Positions in Offseason

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Oct 19, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) greets the Jacksonville fans following the Jaguars 24-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Richard Dole-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a pretty impressive year for the Jaguars’ linebacking corps despite the loss of Paul Posluszny.

Telvin Smith has showcased what kind of talent Bradley covets, which is blazing speed.

Inserting Smith, Geno Hayes and J.T. Thomas into the starting mix, the Jaguars have played with speed and high energy over the past few weeks.

Aside from the praise, the Jaguars are likely to upgrade the “OTTO” position.

Signing Dekoda Watson last offseason, the Jaguars hoped that the combination of speed and strength would allow Watson to get the to quarterback with their newly developed position.

Realizing that Watson did not fit their scheme, the Jaguars released Watson and have found some success with Geno Hayes.

The Jaguars pass rush would only be that much better if they can get the right linebacker in either free agency or the draft.

With questions around whether or not Paul Posluszny will be be a Jaguar in 2015, the Jaguars may be comfortable with either J.T. Thomas or Geno Hayes at the middle linebacker spot and parting with Posluszny and his large contract.

Posluszny has been an incredible tackler in Jacksonville, but there has been a noticeable improvement in pass coverage since he went down with a season-ending injury.

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