These Jacksonville Jaguars must shine in training camp to make the roster

HC Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Trent Baalke, the team's GM (Imagn Images photo pool)
HC Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Trent Baalke, the team's GM (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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2. Has Dakota Allen played his last snap for the Jacksonville Jaguars?

The Jaguars didn’t make many changes to their linebacker group but this offseason but the truth is that they didn’t have to. They added Damien Wilson in the second wave of free agency and signed Alabama product Dylan Moses as an undrafted free agent but other than that, the group didn’t get the same kind of attention other positions received. Myles Jack and Joe Schobert once again lead the unit and EDGE rusher K’Lavon Chaisson is switching to strong linebacker.

Jaguars defensive coordinator Joe Cullen will use 3-4 and 4-3 alignments in 2021, which will impact the linebacker group. Both Chaisson and Josh Allen will sometimes rush the passer with their hand on the ground but they will also do it from a two-point stance, so it will be interesting to see how many linebackers Jacksonville carries this upcoming season.

Jack, Schobert, and Wilson are locks to make the team. Leon Jacobs should be back from the knee injury he suffered against the Miami Dolphins last season. The Wisconsin product has starting experience and he has a good chance to earn a roster spot. That could leave Dakota Allen as the odd man out.

The 2019 seventh-round pick has spent time with the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Giants, the Los Angeles Raiders, and the Jags over his short carer. Allen has appeared in 18 games with two starts and has logged 19 total tackles and three tackles for a loss. Jacksonville’s linebacker corps looks like a strength and there may not be a spot for Allen in 2021.