Quincy Roche could help the Jacksonville Jaguars generate pressure upfront.
The Jaguars’ defense ranked 31st in both total yards and points allowed in 2020. One of the reasons for that was their inability to hold their ground at the line of scrimmage. Not having defensive end Josh Allen for most of the season didn’t help and it took rookie K’Lavon Chaisson a while to get accustomed to the rigors of the NFL.
Allen should be healthy in 2021 and Chaisson should keep developing after finishing the season on a strong note. Nevertheless, Jacksonville still needs to add talent to a defensive line that registered a paltry 11 sacks last season. If they want to add someone early in the draft, they could use the 33rd overall selection on Miami defensive end Quincy Roche.
The 2019 AAC Defensive Player of the Year logged 137 total tackles (39.5 for a loss), 26 sacks, and six forced fumbles during three years at Purdue before transferring to Miami in 2020. Despite the fact his production took a dip, he showed he can play at a high level even though he may not be the most athletic or strongest defensive end in this year’s draft class.