The Jacksonville Jaguars have a couple of difference makers.
It’s hard to dispute the fact these Jacksonville Jaguars don’t have much talent. They are lacking playmakers at pretty much every position group and are in need of plenty of upgrades. Nevertheless, they have some bright spots and two of their most talented players made Pro Football Focus’ All-Pro team.
Linebacker Myles Jack and center Brandon Linder were part of PFF’s most recent All-Pro team. Keep in mind the list changes throughout the season, but it seems like their places should be safe for the remainder of the year.
Even though Jack and Linder were Second Team and not First, the achievement is still worth recognizing. In fact, PFF graded the center as the Jaguars’ highest-graded player in Week 12, and Myles Jack is currently PFF’s highest-graded linebacker in the AFC.
Linder has dressed up for eight games in 2020 and has played on 67.36 percent of the team’s total snaps on offense. Meanwhile, Jack has played in nine games and has registered 41 solo tackles, 33 assists, one forced fumble, and one interception.
The case could be made that James Robinson was missing but as good as the rookie has been, he hasn’t performed as dominantly as running backs Derrick Henry and Delvin Cook, who made PFF’s All-Pro team. The two of them have more yards and touchdowns and running yards than the Illinois State standout, so his omission makes sense.
The Jacksonville Jaguars has a small core of playmakers.
Looking at Jacksonville’s roster, it’s hard to find many red and blue-chip players other than Robinson, Linder, and Jack. The team is headed towards a rebuild in the offseason and the roster will likely go through a turnover.
Soon, the Jaguars will have a new general manager, one that will be in charge of parting ways with players that won’t be part of the team’s long-term vision. On the other hand, this new general manager will also be responsible for identifying building blocks, and Jack, Linder, and Robinson have to be part of that group.