Jaguars News: PFF doesn't name Jacksonville in their top-ten power ranking
The Jacksonville Jaguars took a big step in 2022. Trevor Lawrence developed a lot and looks like an elite quarterback which is the biggest reason for their success. Because of this, they started the season 2-6 but then turned it around to win the AFC South.
Winning a division title earned them a home playoff game against the Wild Card Los Angeles Chargers. They went down 27-0 in that game before coming back and stunningly winning the game. It showed incredible maturity and talent to get that done.
A week later they took on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead where they were defeated by the eventual Super Bowl champions. The cool thing is that they were in the game the whole way. With some improvements, they can compete with that team in the coming years.
After all that, you'd think that the Jaguars have to be considered a top-ten NFL team entering the 2023 NFL Draft. A division title, an elite quarterback, and a playoff win would warrant that in the minds of most people.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a very good NFL team at this point in time.
Pro Football Focus, or better known as PFF, doesn't seem to think so. They released thier "top-10 NFL power rankings heading into the draft" amd the Jaguars were not on the list.
The Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, and Miami Dolphins all did make the list. To be honest, it is crazy to think that some of those teams are better than the Jaguars right now.
For one, the Jaguars literally beat the Chargers in the postseason and only lost to the Chiefs by one score. The Dallas Cowboys are a top-ten NFL team? What warrants that for them?
They released an article that went beyond the top ten and they had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at number 11. Really? They struggled to make the playoffs with Tom Brady in 2022. Now that Tom retired they are still better than the Jaguars. No.
Jacksonville came in at number 12. They have to go out there and do it again to show everyone how good they actually are. These rankings are mostly useless but we'll see how the draft helps or hurts them in PFF's ranking.
The Jaguars Twitter account did take note of this, literally. Their quote tweet of it was very funny and shows that even they believe they are in the top ten.