Scouting the NFC North: 3 Lions FAs Jacksonville Jaguars should target
The Jacksonville Jaguars need to bolster their defensive line.
The Jaguars had a hard time generating pressure upfront, and that has to change if they want to stop opposing teams from running over them. Every now and then, their defensive line displayed flashes of talent but not enough to win games. Lions defensive end Romeo Okwara could help them change that.
Originally an undrafted free agent in 2016, Okwara signed with the New York Giants and was later waived in 2018. The Notre Dame product was then claimed by the Lions and has steadily become one of their best defensive players in the last three seasons, he’s logged 11 tackles for loss, 20 sacks, and five forced fumbles.
There will be other pass rushers in free agency that will likely get more attention than Okwara, but he could turn out to be an underrated addition to the Jaguars’ front four. Defensive end Josh Allen should be healthy after missing time with a knee injury in 2020 and K’Lavon Chaisson should take a leap in his sophomore season.
Nevertheless, the ‘Jags’ (or any team for that matter) can’t have enough pass rushers and Okwara could help turn Jacksonville’s front four into a formidable unit.