The Jacksonville Jaguars defense is taking shape in training camp.
Jaguars defensive coordinator Joe Cullen has done a good job of getting the most out of his players. Also, the special teams are in good shape ahead of training camp.
Defensive tackles (4): Malcom Brown, Jay Tufele, Doug Costin, and DaVon Hamilton
Jay Tufele and DaVon Hamilton are having an outstanding offseason. They will both see plenty of time on the field. Former first-round pick Taven Bryan suffered an off-field accident and was later placed on the COVID/Reserve list. It doesn’t look like he will be on the team.
Defensive ends/edge (6): Josh Allen, K’Lavon Chaisson, Jordan Smith, Dawuane Smoot, Roy-Robertson Harris, Jihad Ward
Josh Allen should be poised to have a great year in 2021. The same is true for K’Lavon Chaisson and Dawuane Smoot.
Linebackers (4): Myles Jack, Joe Schobert, Damien Wilson, Shaquille Quarterman
With Leon Jacobs out of the picture, Shaquille Quarterman’s odds of making the team have increased considerably.
Cornerbacks (5): C.J. Henderson, Shaquill Griffin, Tyson Campbell, Tre Herndon, Sidney Jones
Until further notice, C.J. Henderson is still part of the Jaguars. While that could change at any time, it will be shocking if he doesn’t make the team. It’s not rare for teams to hold onto first-round picks but it doesn’t look like the Jags are ready to pull the plug on the ninth overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Safeties (5): Rayshawn Jenkins, Daniel Thomas, Andre Cisco, Rudy Ford, Jarrod Wilson
Andre Cisco has put his athleticism on full display throughout training camp. Fellow safety Rayshawn Jenkins says you wouldn’t be able to tell he underwent surgery after tearing his ACL in 2020.
Special teams (3): Josh Lambo (kicker), Logan Cooke (punter), Ross Matiscik (long snapper)
The Jaguars released Aldrick Rosas at the end of July, so Josh Lambo heads into the 2021 season as the unquestionable kicker in Duval.