The Jaguars have a lot of young talent on their roster.
While the talent may be there, the Jaguars are struggling to put together a solid season due to inexperience. But the future is certainly promising in Jacksonville and with time and practice, the young playmakers will rise to stardom.
These are the top 5 best players age 25 and over on the Jaguars:
The season didn’t start off so well for the 20th overall draft pick as K’Lavon Chaisson was still trying to find his place on the Jaguars defense. He wasn’t very effective and struggled to make an impact.
As December came around, Chaisson has finally started to look comfortable on the defense and is finding his rhythm. He’s played about 48% of the snaps on defense, has 14 combined tackles, three tackles for loss, seven quarterback hits, and one sack.
We’ll see how he finishes out the rest of the season but next season could really be his breakout year.
D.J. Chark had a big year for the Jaguars in 2019 and was elected to the Pro Bowl. He racked up 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns. In 12 games this year, Chark has caught 56.3% of his targets for 644 yards and four touchdowns.
Right now, Chark is currently struggling to find separation against opposing defenders. What he does do well is using his physicality to go up and get the ball. He’s easily been the Jaguars’ number one wide receiver but whether or not he will be next year is questionable.
The future is bright for the Jaguars
There were many differing opinions about Laviska Shenault Jr. during the draft process. But his effectiveness when given the ball was immediately noticed this season. He’s caught 74.6% of his targets for 484 yards and two touchdowns. His stats have been minimal but the impact is there. In the beginning, the Jaguars weren’t using him enough. But slowly throughout the end of the season, his presence has been noticed more and for the right reasons.
Chark may be the Jaguars number one guy right now but next season it could very well be Shenault.
Myles Jack has been the anchor of this Jaguars defense. A torn meniscus originally caused Jack to fall in the 2015 NFL Draft. But he has proven since that he deserved to be a first-round draft selection. Through 12 games, he has 105 combined tackles, six tackle for loss, two quarterback hits, and one sack.
Jack has undoubtedly been able to maintain a focused mindset and confidence throughout the adversity this season. This is a big season why he will be a crucial leader for the time going forward.
James Robinson has been a pleasant surprise for the Jaguars since they signed him as an undrafted free agent this past offseason. He quickly emerged as the leading back in training camp and easily edged out Leonard Fournette who has been disappointing since he was draft fourth overall in 2017.
Robinson is the third-ranked running back in the league right now behind Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook. He has 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns rushing as well as 344 yards and three touchdowns receiving.
Robinson has carried this Jaguar’s offense on his back. He’s proven to be legit back moving forward and a serious threat in both the run and passing games. It will be interesting to see how a new regime change in 2021 can appeal to his strengths.