No. 2 weakest position group on the Jaguars roster – Defensive tackle
The Jaguars have a potentially special pass-rushing group with Travon Walker and Devin Lloyd getting looks on the outside combined with Josh Allen and Dawuane Smoot. However, the defensive line’s interior is still a bit dubious.
Lacking a true pass-rushing force in the middle, most of the Jaguars’ interior is made up of run stuffers. If you ranked the top three defensive tackles, they’d look like this: Folorunso Fatukasi, Malcom Brown, and Jay Tufele. Between the three of them, they totaled two sacks, with both of them belonging to Brown.
Earlier in the offseason when Fatukasi signed with Jacksonville, he noted that he believes he’s more than just a run stuffer. Hopefully for the Jaguars, he can deliver on this belief.
"“I feel like there’s more to everybody’s game. I definitely feel like there’s more to my game and I’m definitely excited to work on it and tap into that.”"
To be fair, Brown and Fatukasi displayed an ability to penetrate offensive lines and cause havoc in the backfield. They both accounted for nine tackles for a loss in 2021, and in this upcoming season, they’ll need to repeat that level of production. In all likelihood, the Jaguars might be looking at defensive tackle in the first or second round of next year’s player selection meeting.