Prowling The Web: Jared Odrick is the key cog in Jags defense


Jared Odrick’s familiarity helped him put up a monster day against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. Will it help against the New England Patriots as well?

Scouting the Jacksonville Jaguars –

"Key cog, defense — Jared Odrick, DL: The Patriots aren’t familiar with a lot of players on the Jaguars roster, but one player they’re very familiar with is Jared Odrick. The former Miami Dolphins defensive lineman has given the Patriots fits for years, and has notched nine hurries, five hits and two sacks in the last six games against the Patriots. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound defensive lineman has lined up on the outside and the inside for the Jaguars, with the coaching staff using him where ever he can create mismatches. Odrick notched a sack, a hit and a hurry in Week 2 against the Dolphins, all from the outside as a defensive end."

Jacksonville Jaguars offense is steadily improving before Week 3 – Bleacher Report

"One of the most notable stats is the Patriots’ total penalties. Twenty-two yellow flags thrown for 217 yards is a hefty amount, and the Jaguars showed they can capitalize on penalties in the win over an undisciplined Dolphins team.They have also allowed 406.5 yards per game and 26.5 points per game—both considerably worse than the Dolphins and the Carolina Panthers defenses. On paper, the Jaguars are going up against one of the NFL’s most porous defenses in Week 3."

The New England Patriots have the Jacksonville Jaguars to thank for Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski – ESPN

"The player the Patriots took with that seventh-round pick? Julian Edelman, who was a quarterback at Kent State before turning into the second coming of Wes Welker.As for what the Patriots did with the second-round pick in 2010, they gave that pick and their sixth-round pick to Oakland for the Raiders’ second-round pick. The player the Patriots then chose was Rob Gronkowski."

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