No. 2 Jaguars player that could surprise us in 2022 – Dylan Moses, LB.
Editor’s note: The Jaguars announced Monday evening they waived Dylan Moses.
There’s no doubt linebacker Myles Jack will be missed. In fact, it would have been great to see what he could have done in new defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell’s scheme. However, the general office felt that moving on from him earlier this year was the best course of action.
Foyesade Oluokum, who signed a three-year deal in free agency, should fill the void Jack left. As a matter of fact, he could be an upgrade at linebacker, having posted 192 total tackles, two sacks, three interceptions, and one forced fumble for the Atlanta Falcons last year. Oluokun will start at one linebacker spot for the Jags but Caldwell will need someone else to line up next to him. Chapelle Russell or Shaquille Quarterman could get the first crack at the job but sophomore Dylan Moses could ultimately get the nod.
Dylan suffered a torn ACL that forced him to miss the 2019 season. He played through the injury in 2020 and ultimately underwent surgery last offseason. He signed as an undrafted free agent and spent the 2021 season rehabbing. He returned to practice late in the year and should be at full strength in training camp.
Back in 2018, Moses looked like a potential first-round pick and if he hadn’t gotten hurt in college, there’s a good chance he might have been drafted in that round. If he can return to pre-injury form, he could get earn some playing time and even earn a starting role in 2022.