The Jacksonville Jaguars should take a look at Osa Odighizuwa.
The Jacksonville Jaguars need to add as much talent as they can to their front four next offseason. While they may go offense early in 2021’s draft, they could allocate some middle-round picks to the defensive side of the ball. At that point of the draft, they could target UCLA defensive tackle Osa Odighizuwa, who recently announced his decision to enter the Player Selection Meeting.
Odighizuga made his decision public on his Instagram account. He said he’s thankful for the opportunity to build relationships and memories and the degree he’s earned. The All Pac-12 First team defensive tackle adds that he’s grateful for all the help he got during his time at UCLA.
In seven games this season, Odighizuga showed pass-rushing prowess and registered 30 total tackles, six of them for a loss four sacks, and one pass defensed. Also, he’s earned a 77.0 Pro Football Focus overall grade in 2020.
Odighizuwa could fortify the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle group.
The Jaguars rank near the bottom in most meaningful defensive categories, and although their defense as a whole could get upgrades, they should prioritize their front four, as it hasn’t been able to generate pressure at the line of scrimmage.
While the ‘Jags’ need plenty of help in their defensive end room and will benefit from adding one in the offseason, they can’t neglect the defensive tackle position. Rookies DaVon Hamilton and Doug Costin have played surprisingly well and should be part of the rotation in 2021, but this Jacksonville team still needs to add depth to the position and someone with upside.
The team will have one third-round selection and two in the fourth round in 2020. They could use those picks to add players with upside and should consider taking Odighizuwa if he is available.