This season seems to be leading to another top draft pick for the Jaguars after another close loss. It can be frustrating for fans of the team to watch because they expected a much better record at this point in the season but here are Three Positives from yesterdays contest.
Sunday may have seemed like another episode of the same story for Jacksonville Jaguars fans, they started slow in the first half and then teased fans once again by falling short in a potential comeback attempt. It almost feels like you are watching a bad movie where you know how it will end but you continue to watch anyway. Jacksonville owner Shad Khan will clearly have some thinking to do at the end of the season but, despite the Jags dropping their fourth straight contest, there are still some signs of positivity.
It is obvious that the Jaguars have underperformed this season but they are still the third youngest team in the NFL. The reasons for positivity are there but the team’s record can make it hard to look on the bright side. It’s not fun to always be upset over a team that you truly care about so without further ado here are my Three Positives from yesterday’s game.
1. Jalen Ramsey, cornerback, Jacksonville Jaguars
This one is very obvious and he perhaps is the best thing to watch for Jaguars’ fans game after game. The 5th overall draft pick from Florida State has helped the Jaguars give up only 1,833 passing yards through nine games which is the third lowest in the league. Jalen Ramsey has faced the likes of Jordy Nelson, T.Y. Hilton, Alshon Jeffrey, Amari Cooper, and DeAndre Hopkins. Granted, Ramsey has had a couple of bad moments through the first nine games but he is only a rookie. Head coach Gus Bradley and defensive coordinator (Gus Bradley Look-a-Like) Todd Wash have trusted him to shut down some of the game’s best receivers and for the most part he has delivered.
Despite his talent, Ramsey brings a different attitude to the Jaguars and I think its something the Jags desperately need. The rookie standout is known for his trash talking and he has said it is something that helps motivate him to play better. Ramsey is exactly what this defense needs, he is set to become one of the best young cornerbacks in the league and he has made it known that he fears no receivers, no matter how talented they are.