Jacksonville Jaguars: 4 defenders who have underperformed in 2020
You could argue the Jaguars’ linebacker corps has been relatively solid in 2020 and we would agree. Myles Jack has played at a high level despite sustaining injuries earlier in the season and Joe Schobert has been adequate in the middle. However, the team hasn’t gotten much production from the third linebacker spot.
Although it may be too much to expect a former seventh-round pick to have a big impact, Dakota Allen hasn’t been able to take advantage of the opportunities he’s been given this season. He’s been out the last two games and it’s uncertain whether he will play in Week 11, but before that, he was a non-factor in 2020.
Before the season started, the Jaguars felt comfortable enough about Josh Jones taking over strong safety duties that they traded then-incumbent Ronnie Harrison to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round selection.
The ‘Jags’ placed Jones on the Injured Reserve list with a chest injury before their Week 10 matchup against the Green Bay Packers, but the safety struggled before that. In eight games, he allowed 20 of 22 passes for 273 yards, two touchdowns, and a 90.9 completion percentage.