How will the Jacksonville Jaguars roster look once the team gets through free agency and moves toward the NFL Draft in April?
Will Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone have a greater say in how the team is reconstructed in 2020? Will his voice be heard in which players he wants to be added through free agency and the NFL Draft? It looks that way, given both he and general manager David Caldwell now answer to team owner Shad Khan directly and will do so in the 2020 season.
Having a new direction of leadership could mean greater communication inside the building at TIAA Bank Field moving forward, something that questioned many times last season by local and national media.
“An old NFL adage goes as follows: “Coaches coach and scouts scout.” While those words still ring true, you want both sides working in tandem to get the best players – and the best players for how a team wants to play,” Brian Sexton of Jaguars.com writes.
“There were whispers this season of acrimony between the sides over a few players the coaching staff didn’t want. That’s going to happen in this “crystal-ball” business where you must make an educated guess about how a player will perform. But if you look at Baltimore, Kansas City or San Francisco you find successful teams with head coaches heavily involved in building the roster.”
While free agency will be used to stockpile positions of need, hopefully along the offensive and defensive lines, there are are other areas the front office and scouting team should consider.
The NFL Draft this season could be the deciding factor in whether this team moves forward and builds another winner or it remains one of the worst football teams in the NFL.
Here is a look at five players the Jaguars should target in the NFL Draft.