Scouting the NFC West: 3 Rams FAs Jacksonville Jaguars should target

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Leonard Floyd #54 and Aaron Jones #33 (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Leonard Floyd, linebacker. 1. player. 51. . .

Leonard Floyd should be a solid addition to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense.

The Jaguars’ defense was 31st in total yards last season and failed to generate pressure upfront. While the team can’t neglect their back seven, they must find ways to improve their pass rush and run defense. Last season, they had a hard time generating pressure upfront and got steamrolled by opposing offenses on a weekly basis. In the last four games of the season, they gave up 1,161 rushing yards and logged just nine sacks.

Defensive back Josh Allen should be fully healthy after dealing with a knee injury in 2020 and K’Lavon Chaisson showed flashes towards the end of the season. Nevertheless, the ‘Jags’ cant’ take any chances and need to bring in help if they want offenses to stop feasting on them. Last season, Leonard Floyd had a career year with the Rams, registering 55 total tackles (11 for a loss), 10.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one pass defensed.

The former first-round pick lines up as a linebacker and has done so throughout his career, but he excels at rushing the passer and the Jaguars should consider signing him regardless of the position he plays. It’s up to coaches to put their players in a position to succeed and their next defensive coordinator should have no problem finding a way to maximize Floyd’s skill set.