The Jacksonville Jaguars have done a good job of loading up on talent over the last three years. However, they've also shown this season that some of their position groups are in need of upgrades. In fact, you could even make the case that these weaknesses have played a role in their three losses.
With the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, the Jags will have to wait until the offseason to address said needs, including the next three.
No. 3 The Jacksonville Jaguars Interior D-Line needs reinforcements
The Jags signed nose tackle Folorunso Fatukasi last year and gave new deals to defensive ends Roy Robertson-Harris and DaVon Hamilton in the offseason. While they all have had solid individual performances at different points of the 2023 season, it's fair to say that Jacksonville isn't getting enough bang for their buck.
Granted, DaVon Hamilton missed the first seven games of the season and has been slowly eased into action. He'll probably need a couple more games to put it all together, but that doesn't justify the performances of the rest of the defensive front. Fatukasi has made a few plays here and there and Roberston-Harris continues to fill his role nicely. However, most of the defense's pass rush comes off the edge.
So far, Travon Walker and Josh Allen have been the Jags' main source of pass rush. Without pressure in the interior, opposing teams can devote extra resources to slow down both. It would be nice if Jacksonville could generate pressure inside, to take some pressure off their shoulders.
Maybe Hamilton will do it once he hits his stride but unless players such as rookie Tyler Lacy or veteran Angelo Blackson step up the rest of the way, the team's brass will need to strongly consider using an early-round pick on the interior defensive line.