Jacksonville Jaguars ideal starting lineup following 2021 NFL Draft

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Last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars ranked near the cellar of most meaningful offensive and defensive categories, so even though they had some talented players, the team’s brass opted to give their roster a significant making over this offseason.

Interestingly, the Jags decided not to make many splash signings in free agency despite the fact they had the most cap space in the league. Instead, they chose to slap left tackle Cam Robinson with the franchise tag and bring back a few players such as cornerback Sidney Jones and defensive ends Adam Gotsis and Dawuane Smoot.

While Jacksonville did sign a few big-profile players such as cornerback Shaquill Griffin, safety Rayshawn Jenkins and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr., they mostly focused on adding depth pieces such as defensive end Jihad Ward, wide receiver Philip Dorsett, and safety Rudy Ford.

It’s possible that the Jaguars refrained from making many major acquisitions in free agency because they wanted to focus on building the team through the draft, where they found a franchise quarterback in Trevor Lawrence and a few enticing prospects such as running back Travis Etienne, cornerback Tyson Campbell, defensive tackle Jay Tufele and safety Andre Cisco.

Out of all the players this Jacksonville team brought in this offseason, how many of them will start in the season opener? How many returning players will keep their jobs in 2021? Here’s a very early look at the Jaguars’ offensive and defensive starting lineups.