The Jaguars bolster their LB corps with the addition of Chad Muma.
The Jaguars linebacker unit will look significantly different in 2021. They opted not to re-sign Damian Wilson and released Myles Jack in the dawn of free agency. They then signed Foyesade Oluokun and drafted Utah’s Devin Lloyd.
Right when it looked like they were set at linebacker, the Jags chose Wyoming’s Chad Muma with the 70th overall pick in the draft. Sure, they could have drafted a tight end or a wide receiver but general manager Trent Baalke said not long ago that he wouldn’t be opposed to making any of their rooms stronger. True to his word, they chose the former Cowboy in the third round.
Derrik Klassen of the Bleacher Report scouting department believes Muma has “the making of a Pro Bowl player” by the end of his rookie contract. The Colorado native might have a hard time cracking the starting lineup in his rookie season but he should still get significant playing time given how talented is. He was deemed a potential first or second-round pick, so you could make the case that the Jags got a steal.
A converted safety, Muma appeared in 13 games and logged 142 total tackles, eight tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, and three interceptions in 2021. He’s seen as a potential fit to play all three linebacker spots in the NFL but due to the presence of Oluokun and Lloyd, the Wyoming product won’t have to make an impact right away. Instead, he will have the chance to hone his coverage skills.