If Jacksonville Jaguars want a better defense, draft Joey Bosa
Joey Bosa knows that the Jacksonville Jaguars need to improve against the pass and offers a simple solution: draft the best pass rusher in the 2016 class.
Considered the best player in the 2016 NFL Draft by almost everyone, Joey Bosa is facing stiffer competition to be the top pick as his peers showcase their skills in pro days and the scouting combine.
Still, even with that stiff competition from some impressive talents like Jalen Ramsey and Laremy Tunsil, Bosa promises to be one of the best to be taken at the top of the draft. If he is available at fifth overall, the Jacksonville Jaguars, like the New York Jets with Leonard Williams in 2015, may land the best player much later than anticipated.
In the promotional video for the Jaguars website, Bosa promises to fix the Jags’ defense. Citing their 29th ranking in passing defense in 2015, Bosa says “obviously need some help on that pass rushing standpoint.” He followed that up by saying, “if you want a better defense, bring in the best pass rusher in the nation,” alluding to his own prowess honed at Ohio State.
That’s the kind of confidence the Jaguars need on their team. After years of mediocrity at the pass rushing position on defense, the Jags need someone who is confident in his abilities to come in and absolutely dominate on the football field.
Dante Fowler Jr., the third overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, also has that confidence. They are both the kind of player that head coach Gus Bradley is seeking to help solve the deficiencies on defense. If the Jags do bring Bosa in to rotate or pair with Fowler, the Jags will have a significant upgrade at the position and may come away with the first effective pass rush the team has had in years.
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While Bosa didn’t quite promise to fix the pass defense, it sure felt like it. He’s confident and ready to play.