Jaguars: Three Players who must improve in 2020
The Tight End Position
I could have done the same thing with the offensive line, but if there was one position on this roster that disappointed the coaching staff more than any other, it was at tight end. Injuries decimated the masses, much like the same old story of 2018.
It started with rookie Josh Oliver’s hamstring injury in training camp and moved on to James O’Shaughnessy in Week 5 and the to Geoff Swaim who may be a cap casualty this offseason. Seth DeValve was also injured and well, you see the point I am trying to make.
The good news is many of these players will return in 2020, but they still have not made enough of an impact to prove they can help the offense get better. Honestly, I would love to see what Oliver, O’Shaughnessy and free-agent addition Nick O’Leary can do in 16 games. The problem is neither of them is a blocking tight end.
Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo wanted to use this position in many dimensions, but he never got the chance. Maybe things will look a bit different this coming season.