Jaguars’ top 3 free-agent options to bolster defensive tackle position

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Nov 14, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (65) celebrates after sacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 14, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (65) celebrates after sacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /
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This could become a solid addition to the Jacksonville Jaguars defense.

Larry Ogunjobi is one of three Cleveland Browns pending free agents the Jaguars should target in the open market. Just like pretty much every other defensive tackle not named Aaron Donald, the Charlotte product won’t garner many headlines but will get the job done.

Ogunjobi is looking forward to becoming a free agent. After the Cleveland Browns were eliminated from playoff contention in 2020, the New Jersey native said, via the News-Herald, that he loves the City of Cleveland, the fans, and being a Brown. However, he’s aware of the business side of things and is looking forward to the opportunity to “set his family up for generations”.

A third-round pick in 2017, Ogunjobi has logged 108 total tackles (29 for a loss), 14.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. He played in all 16 games in his rookie campaign but started just one game. However, he appeared in 46 games in the last three years and started all of them.

Ogunjobi posted a Pro Football Focus grade above 60.6 once in his career, a 74.8 mark in his rookie campaign. However, he would be a solid addition to the Jaguars’ defensive line rotation. Spotrac projects the defensive tackle will earn a three-year $28 million contract in the open market while PFF predicts he will get a more modest one-year $2.75 million deal. Getting him at that rate would qualify as a win for the Jaguars in free agency.

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