Jacksonville Jaguars: Tony McDaniel

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --The Jacksonville Jaguars have a lot of work to do this offseason as outlined in ESPN Insiders' Offseason Blueprint Insider, which examines each team's priorities, lineups, draft and free agency targets, cap situation and more.

Caldwell said he wants to address the interior of the offensive line and the defensive line in free agency, and the Blueprint breaks down several players worth pursing.

Center Ryan Wendell would be a good addition because he anchored a New England offensive line that ranked third in the NFL in 2013 in rushing yards between the tackles and won't have a high price tag. Guard Zane Beadles allowed just 1.5 sacks in 2013 and also can play center and tackle.

Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel was an overlooked aspect of Seattle's physical defense and would be a good addition to a tackle rotation that has little depth.
Here is the sixth of a 10-part series breaking down the Jacksonville Jaguars' free-agency needs, position by position:

Defensive tackle

Who’s on the roster: Brandon Deaderick, Abry Jones, Kyle Love, Sen'Derrick Marks, Roy Miller, Jordan Miller and Drake Nevis.

Analysis: The Jaguars are in good shape with Miller and Marks, who signed a four-year extension in December after having the best season of his career. Miller’s play was impacted by his chronic shoulder injury but offseason surgery should fix that issue and he should be the same player he was in Tampa Bay before he signed with the Jaguars in 2013. It’s after those two that the Jaguars have problems. Jones and Miller are young and Nevis has not developed after being drafted in the third round in 2011 by Indianapolis. Love was with the team in training camp, was cut, and then brought back late in the season because of injuries.

NFL free agents of interest: Tony McDaniel, Earl Mitchell, Lamarr Houston and Arthur Jones.

Need meter: 8. Marks gives the Jaguars an athletic tackle who can also rush the passer while Miller is a prototypical run-stuffer. The Jaguars need to upgrade behind Marks and Miller and they will look for help in the draft as well. A four-man tackle rotation would help limit the amount of snaps Marks plays. He was on the field for 805 snaps in 2013, which is too many.

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