Through seven weeks, the Jacksonville Jaguars have had highs and lows. I would consider the road trip to Los Angeles in Week 3 as the high point of the season, as for the lowest point, I would say the Week 5 matchup with Houston comes to mind.
As a whole, it is hard to gain traction on what this team is capable of, but there has definitely been progress shown throughout. I figured now is a great time to evaluate who on this team has been an overachiever and who is underperforming with a third of the season being complete.
Let’s look at the top three overachievers and underperformers. These rankings will use data from Pro Football Focus grades as they calculate per snap performances.
Jaguars overachiever No. 3 in 2022: Zay Jones, WR
Wide receiver Zay Jones was
this past offseason. He brings the physical attributes you desire in a starting wide receiver, sitting at 6’2″ frame and speed along with it. Out of the 110 wide receivers graded in 2022 before Week 7 Jones surprisingly sat at the 38th.
So far, Jones has been targeted 46 times and has reeled in 31 of the balls for 281 yards and one receiving touchdown. His most prominent game this season was Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers. This game showed the potential the former East Carolina Pirate has to offer, as he found ways to get open and was targeted 11 times, catching 10 of those for 85 yards and a touchdown.
As the season moves forward, I would expect Jones to remain a crucial part of the passing offense and hopefully continue to have games like the one he had against the Bolts. One concerning factor is he has already missed one game due to injury but it seems that the ankle injury he was dealing with has already passed.