Zane Beadles the Most Overrated Jaguars Player According to Pete Prisco


In his latest offseason analysis piece, CBS Sports senior writer Pete Prisco went through all 32 NFL teams and picked out the most overrated player on each roster. While this is easier to identify for some teams more so than others, the Jaguars don’t really have too many players who can be overrated. Being overrated means you’re valued highly even though it may not be earned, and the Jaguars don’t have a lot of players with that kind of perception.

Still, Prisco is one of the most knowledgable national analysts when it comes to the Jaguars – he did cover the team for the better part of a decade before moving over to the national side – so if anyone can make a coherent choice it’s him. He went with Zane Beadles, and it’s hard to argue with him:

"Jacksonville JaguarsGuard Zane Beadles: They gave him a big-money deal as a free agent last season and he played poorly for the first half of the season. He did come on late, but rookie A.J. Cann will push him for his job."

Beadles was the Jaguars prized free agent acquisition in 2014, and they paid him like an upper echelon interior offensive lineman. It’s fair to say he was a disappointment, especially when general manager David Caldwell drafted his apparent replacement in the 3rd round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Even though he is overrated, Beadles has a chance to make good on his big contract this year. He improved markedly over the second half of 2014, and he is certainly being given every chance to keep the starting job this offseason. If he can hold off rookie A.J. Cann, there’s hope for Beadles to get off this list and play up to the level the Jaguars expected from him when they signed him to a big deal.

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