Jacksonville Jaguars studs and duds following loss vs Broncos

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Denver Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater (5) and Jacksonville Jaguars OLB Josh Allen (41) (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

These three Jacksonville Jaguars showed out versus the Broncos.

1. The Jaguars defensive line.

The Jaguars also had bright spots in Week 2, not as many as the duds but they’re still worth recognizing. In particular, the defensive front stood out. The defense logged three sacks and 21 total pressures.

Moreover, outside linebacker Josh Allen wasn’t the only source of pressure. The 2019 first-round selection posted one sack and two pressures. Dawuane Smoot also tallied four pressures and a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 79.0, the highest among Jaguars defenders in Week 2. Defensive tackle Adam Gotsis and safety Andrew Wingard registered the other two sacks.

2. Marvin Jones Jr., wide receiver

The Jaguars failed to get their offense going against the Broncos but wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. did his part, hauling in six receptions and a touchdown. The 2012 fifth-round pick has proven to be someone his quarterbacks can trust and Week 2 was no different. The Jaguars signed him precisely for days like this.

3. Jamal Agnew, return specialist

Here’s another player the Jaguars’ brass brought in during the offseason. Jamal Agnew is listed as a wide receiver but the team signed him because of his return skill. Against the Broncos, he showed how much of an impact he can have in the game, returning a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown. The Jaguars’ attempted a two-point conversion after Agnew’s return but it wasn’t successful.

The Jaguars’ got help from their defense and Agnew in Week 2. They now need to get their offense going to become a well-rounded team.

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