Kyler Fackrell could be an underrated addition to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Before signing a one-year deal with the Giants last offseason, linebacker Kyler Fackrell hadn’t started more than two games in his five-year career just once. That changed in 2020 when he started nine games. A third-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Utah State product logged 34 total tackles (11 for a loss), one forced fumble, four sacks, two pass deflections, and one interception.
One underrated facet of Fackrell’s game is his ability to rush opposing quarterbacks. Although he earned a pedestrian 63.5 Pro Football Focus grade in 2020, his pash rush graded at 75.2. Back in Green Bay, he registered a career-high 10.5 sacks in 2018 and could get the same amount if given the opportunity.
The Jaguars have invested a lot of resources in their linebacker corps, having paid Myles Jack and Joe Schobert. However, Fackrell could round out the unit and turn it into a strength in 2021. Although they could target a prospect like Notre Dame’s Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah or Alabama’s Dylan Moses early in 2021’s draft, Fackrell’s salary demands might not be too high, giving Jacksonville another option to address the position.