No. 3 Jaguars player with a chance to make the Pro Bowl in 2023: Foyesade Oluokun, LB
The Jaguars have come a long way since the Urban Meyer debacle. While the controversial head coach was a big reason the team went 3-14 in 2021, the dearth of talent across the board had a role. For this reason, Jacksonville spared no expenses last year and made a significant investment in both offense and defense.
One of the Jags' biggest acquisitions last year was linebacker Foyesade Oluokun, who replaced longtime mainstay Myles Jack in the middle of the defense. Olukun, a sixth-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 2018, proved to be an upgrade right off the bat. He was named team captain and went on to lead the league in tackles.
Granted, Oluokun wasn't particularly great in coverage last year but his contributions to the team, especially in the running game and off the field, helped mask the weak points in his game.
This past offseason, Oluokun took his role as a leader to the next level. Veterans were dismissed from mandatory practice, so the coaching staff could focus on the younger players. However, the Yale product chose to remain in the building to help guide his younger teammates, one of the many reasons Jacksonville prioritized inking him in 2022.
Fast forward to the regular season and Oluokun is once again an important piece of the team's defensive puzzle and leads the NFL in tackles with 81 after Week 7. Moreover, he got the first pick-six of his career against the Saints and played a huge role in the 31-24 win.