Monday, May 2, 2011
Remaining work: Jacksonville Jaguars
By Paul Kuharsky
What wasn’t addressed in the draft and could be a free agency focus for the Jaguars:
Linebacker: The team didn’t think it was a great draft for linebackers, but clearly has plans to address the position in free agency. The Jaguars could be looking to add two as it doesn’t appear Kirk Morrison or Justin Durant are in their plans going forward. The line gets a lot of blame for the lack of rush and the secondary takes the fall for the pass coverage, but an upgrade at linebacker can have an affect on both.
Defensive end: It’s not easy to find an edge rusher, but a lot of us figured they’d land one in a draft that was loaded with them. They went other directions, and now can still use someone who will add pass pressure and be a final piece of the defensive line rebuild.
Defensive back: They added a free safety in Chris Prosinski and a nickel corner type in Rod Issac. Odds are that’s not the end of the moves in the defensive backfield. Safety is more pressing to me still. Relying on Courtney Greene and Prosinski would be asking a lot, and a veteran in the mix could be a boost. Overall the team could still add two to four players on defense.