The Jaguars offseason begins with a baffling start

Heading into the 2016 NFL season, I was excited about the Jacksonville Jaguars. They acquired several young players and had a great draft class. But like usual, they disappointed me and went 3-13. However, with Tom Coughlin in the picture I knew things would be different. But this different? 

Firstly, I will praise the Jags for resigning Abry Jones, he ranked well (32 out of 77) for four years. Also they got rid of Jared Odrick who after impressing in 2015 (14 out 48) crashed last season (56 out of 62) and had character problems. They also restructured Chad Henne’s contract. 

But then things have been perplexing. They didn’t retain Kelvin Beachum (25 out of 32), while he didn’t wow anyone, he was coming off a ACL injury, and was only 27. They are going to replace him with 32 year old injury prone Branden Albert, who isn’t much of a upgrade (20 out of 32). The Dolphins were going to cut him anyway, so it’s odd the Jags gave a draft pick away.

But they are giving Julius Thomas away for a 7th rounder. Why? He has underachieved, but few tight ends have his athleticism and he is only 28. Our best tight end is Marcedes Lewis, is decent but is not starting material. 

I’m questioning these moves, then again, last offseason I was ecstatic and the results speak for themselves. So who knows.

Ranking: The Top Punters of the 2016 Season 

  1. Johnny Hekker, Rams 
  2. Pat McAfee, Colts 
  3. Sam Martin, Lions 
  4. Bryan Anger, Buccaneers 
  5. Thomas Morestead, Saints 
  6. Marquette King, Raiders 
  7. Matt Bosher, Falcons 
  8. Dustin Colquitt, Chiefs 
  9. Ryan Allen, Patriots 
  10. Riley Dixon, Broncos 
  11. Brad Wing, Giants 
  12. Donnie Jones, Eagles 
  13. Britton Colquitt, Browns 
  14. Chris Jones, Cowboys
  15. Jordan Berry, Steelers 
  16. Shane Lechler, Texans 
  17. Andy Lee, Panthers 
  18. Sam Koch, Ravens 
  19. Matt Darr, Dolphins 
  20. Bradley Pinion, 49ers 
  21. Kevin Huber, Bengals 
  22. Brad Nortman, Jaguars 
  23. Jon Ryan, Seahawks 
  24. Drew Kaser, Chargers 
  25. Jeff Locke, Vikings 
  26. Jacob Schum, Packers 
  27. Tress Way, Redskins 
  28. Brett Kern, Titans 
  29. Pat O’Donnell, Bears 
  30. Colton Schmidt, Bills 
  31. Lac Edwards, Jets 
  32. Drew Butler, Cardinals 

    (Opinion based rankings based on statistical and highlight  analysis from sources including ProFootballFocus , ESPN NFL, ProFootballReference, NFL.com, CBS Sports NFL, Ourlands, and Bleacher Report)

    Ranking: The Top Kickers of the 2016 Season 

    1. Justin Tucker, Ravens 
    2. Matt Bryant, Falcons 
    3. Adam Vinatieri, Colts 
    4. Cario Santos, Chiefs 
    5. Ryan Succop, Titans 
    6. Matt Prater, Lions 
    7. Mason Crosby, Packers 
    8. Nick Folk, Jets 
    9. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks 
    10. Caleb Sturgis, Eagles 
    11. Nick Novak, Texans 
    12. Greg Zuerlein, Rams 
    13. Brandon McManus, Broncos 
    14. Dan Bailey, Cowboys 
    15. Robbie Gould, Giants 
    16. Phil Dawson, 49ers 
    17. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots 
    18. Will Lutz, Saints 
    19. Sebastian Jankowski, Raiders
    20. Chris Boswell, Steelers 
    21. Dustin Hopkins, Redskins 
    22. Josh Lambo, Chargers 
    23. Cody Parkey, Browns
    24. Connor Barth, Bears 
    25. Jason Myers, Jaguars 
    26. Graham Gano, Panthers 
    27. Andrew Franks, Dolphins 
    28. Mike Nugent, Bengals
    29. Chandler Catanzaro, Cardinals
    30. Dan Carpenter, Bills 
    31. Roberto Aguayo, Buccaneers 
    32. Blair Walsh, Vikings 

      (Opinion based rankings based on statistical and highlight analysis from sources including ProFootballFocus, ESPN NFL, ProFtootballReference, NFL.com, CBS Sports NFL, Ourlands, and Bleacher Report)

      Ranking: The Top Strong Safeties of the 2016 Season

      1. Landon Collins, Giants 
      2. Eric Berry, Chiefs 
      3. Kam Chancellor, Seahawks 
      4. Eric Weddle, Ravens 
      5. Morgan Burnett, Packers 
      6. Quinten Demps, Texans 
      7. Jonathan Cyprien, Jaguars 
      8. Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles 
      9. T.J Ward, Broncos 
      10. Barry Church, Cowboys 
      11. Mike Adams, Colts 
      12. Tony Jefferson, Cardinals 
      13. Keanu Neal, Falcons 
      14. Shawn Williams, Bengals 
      15. Tavon Wilson, Lions 
      16. Kurt Coleman, Panthers 
      17. Jahleel Addae, Chargers 
      18. Antoine Bethea, 49ers 
      19. Karl Joseph, Raiders 
      20. Isa Abdul-Quddus, Dolphins 
      21. Vonn Bell, Saints 
      22. T.J McDonald, Rams 
      23. Aaron Williams, Bills 
      24. Andrew Sendejo, Vikings 
      25. Da’Norris Searcy, Titans 
      26. Patrick Chung, Patriots 
      27. Harold Jones-Quartey, Bears 
      28. Calvin Pryor, Jets 
      29. Sean Davis, Steelers 
      30. Donte Whitner, Redskins 
      31. Chris Conte, Buccaneers 
      32. Ibraheim Campbell, Browns 

      (Opinion based rankings based on statistical and highlight analysis from sources including ProFootballFocus, ESPN NFL, ProFootballReference, NFL.com, CBS Sports NFL, Ourlands, and Bleacher Report)

      Ranking: The Top Free Safeties of the 2016 Season 

      1. Earl Thomas, Seahawks 
      2. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Packers 
      3. Devin McCourty, Patriots 
      4. Reggie Nelson, Raiders 
      5. Harrison Smith, Vikings 
      6. Darian Stewart, Broncos 
      7. Glover Quin, Lions 
      8. Ricardo Allen, Falcons 
      9. Byron Jones, Cowboys 
      10. Rodney McLeod, Eagles 
      11. D.J Swearinger, Cardinals 
      12. Mike Mitchell, Steelers 
      13. Ron Parker, Chiefs 
      14. Maurice Alexander, Rams
      15. Ladarius Webb, Ravens 
      16. George Iloka, Bengals 
      17. Corey Graham, Bills 
      18. Marcus Gilchrist, Jets 
      19. Bradley McDougald, Buccaneers 
      20. Tashaun Gipson, Jaguars 
      21. Jarius Byrd, Saints 
      22. Adrian Amos, Bears 
      23. Dwight Lowery, Chargers 
      24. Andre Hal, Texans 
      25. Tre Boston, Panthers 
      26. Ed Reynolds, Browns 
      27. Rashad Johnson, Titans 
      28. Clayton Geathers, Colts 
      29. Andrew Adams, Giants 
      30. Eric Reid, 49ers 
      31. Duke Ihenacho, Redskins 
      32. Michael Thomas, Dolphins 

          (Opinion based rankings based on statistical and highlight analysis from sources including ProFootballFocus, ESPN NFL, ProFootballReference, NFL.com, CBS Sports NFL, Ourlands, and Bleacher Report)

          Ranking: The Top Cornerbacks of the 2016 Season 

          1. Chris Harris Jr, Broncos 
          2. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Giants 
          3. Brent Grimes, Buccaneers 
          4. Richard Sherman, Seahawks 
          5. Patrick Peterson, Cardinals 
          6. Aqlib Talib, Broncos 
          7. Casey Hayward, Chargers 
          8. Marcus Peters, Chiefs
          9. A.J Bouye, Texans 
          10. Janoris Jenkins, Giants 
          11. Malcolm Butler, Patriots 
          12. Josh Norman, Redskins 
          13. Jalen Ramsey, Jaguars 
          14. Sean Smith, Raiders
          15. Trumaine Johnson, Rams 
          16. Darius Slay, Lions
          17. William Gay, Steelers 
          18. Logan Ryan, Patriots 
          19. Byron Maxwell, Dolphins 
          20. Xavier Rhodes, Vikings 
          21. Stephon Gilmore, Bills 
          22. Terrance Newman, Vikings 
          23. Tramaine Brock, 49ers 
          24. Morris Claiborne, Cowboys 
          25. Jamar Taylor, Browns 
          26. James Bradberry, Panthers 
          27. Darius Butler, Colts 
          28. Tavon Young, Ravens 
          29. Jalen Collins, Falcons 
          30. Orlando Scandrick, Cowboys 
          31. Ross Cockrell, Steelers 
          32. Kareem Jackson, Texans 
          33. Desmond Trufant, Falcons 
          34. Adam Jones, Bengals 
          35. Lamarcus Joyner, Rams 
          36. Prince Amukamara, Jaguars 
          37. Leon Hall, Giants 
          38. Robert Alford, Falcons 
          39. Jason McCourty, Titans 
          40. Johnathan Joseph, Texans 
          41. Brian Poole, Falcons 
          42. Artie Burns, Steelers 
          43. Nickell Robey-Coleman, Bills 
          44. Aaron Colvin, Jaguars 
          45. Jimmy Smith, Ravens 
          46. David Amerson, Raiders 
          47. Nevin Lawson, Lions 
          48. Jimmie Ward, 49ers 
          49. Deshawn Snead, Seahawks 
          50. Brandon Carr, Cowboys 
          51. Eric Rowe, Patriots 
          52. Dre Kirkpatrick, Bengals 
          53. Brandon Flowers, Chargers 
          54. Daryl Worley, Panthers 
          55. Micah Hyde, Packers 
          56. Brice McCain, Titans 
          57. Tracy Porter, Bears 
          58. Captain Munnerlyn, Vikings 
          59. Alterraun Verner, Buccaneers 
          60. Sterling Moore, Saints 
          61. Justin Bethel, Cardinals 
          62. Darrelle Revis, Jets 
          63. Josh Shaw, Bengals
          64. Steven Nelson, Chiefs 
          65. Ronald Darby, Bills 
          66. Bobby McCain, Dolphins 
          67. Rasheed Melvin, Colts 
          68. Kevin Johnson, Texans 
          69. Cre’von LeBlanc, Bears 
          70. Trae Waynes, Vikings 
          71. Leodis McKelvin, Eagles 
          72. Jerraud Powers, Ravens 
          73. Marcus Williams, Jets 
          74. Joe Haden, Browns 
          75. Anthony Brown, Cowboys 
          76. T.J Carrie, Raiders 
          77. Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Browns
          78. Tony Lippett, Dolphins 
          79. Tramon Williams, Browns 
          80. Bashaud Breeland, Redskins 
          81. Bradley Roby, Broncos 
          82. Vontae Davis, Colts 
          83. B.W Webb, Saints 
          84. Shareece Wright, Ravens 
          85. Eli Apple, Giants 
          86. Xavier Howard, Dolphins 
          87. Antwon “Valentino” Blake, Titans 
          88. Rashard Robinson, 49ers 
          89. Quinten Rollins, Packers 
          90. Buster Skrine, Jets 
          91. Kendall Fuller, Redskins 
          92. Nolan Carroll, Eagles 
          93. Vernon Hargreaves, Buccaneers 
          94. Darqueze Dennard, Bengals 
          95. Marcus Cooper, Cardinals 
          96. Quandre Diggs, Lions 
          97. Jude Adjei-Barimah, Buccaneers 
          98. Patrick Robinson, Colts 
          99. Ladarius Gunter, Packers 
          100. Jeremy Lane, Seahawks 
          101. D.J Hayden, Raiders 
          102. Trevor Williams, Chargers 
          103. Ken Crawley, Saints 
          104. E.J Gaines, Rams 
          105. Damarious Randall, Packers 
          106. Robert McClain, Panthers/Chargers 
          107. Craig Mager, Chargers 
          108. Bryce Callahan, Bears 
          109. Perish Cox, Titans/Seahawks 
          110. Philip Gaines, Chiefs 
          111. Jalen Mills, Eagles 

            (Opinion based rankings based on statistical and highlight analysis from sources including ProFootballFocus, ESPN NFL, ProFootballReference, NFL.com, CBS Sports NFL, Ourlands, and Bleacher Report)

            Ranking: The Top 4-3 Outside Linebackers of the 2016 Season 

            1. Vic Beasley, Falcons 
            2. Sean Lee, Cowboys
            3. K.J Wright, Seahawks 
            4. Thomas Davis, Panthers 
            5. Vontaze Burfict, Bengals 
            6. Telvin Smith, Jaguars 
            7. Bruce Irvin, Raiders 
            8. Nigel Bradham, Eagles 
            9. Lavonte David, Buccaneers 
            10. Mark Barron, Rams 
            11. Anthony Barr, Vikings 
            12. Vincent Rey, Bengals 
            13. Shaq Thompson, Panthers 
            14. Karlos Dansby, Bengals 
            15. Craig Robertson, Saints
            16. Malcolm Smith, Raiders 
            17. DeAndre Levy, Lions
            18. Devon Kennard, Giants
            19. Elandon Roberts, Patriots 
            20. De’Vondre Campbell, Falcons 
            21. Dannell Ellerbe, Saints 
            22. Jonathan Casillas, Giants 
            23. Kyle Van Noy, Lions/Patriots 
            24. Mychal Kendricks, Eagles 
            25. Myles Jack, Jaguars 
            26. Shea McClellin, Patriots 
            27. Spencer Paysinger, Dolphins
            28. Damien Wilson, Cowboys 
            29. Kennan Robinson, Giants 
            30. Josh Bynes, Lions
            31. Rob Ninkovich, Patriots 
            32. Justin Durant, Cowboys 
            33. Chad Greenway, Vikings 
            34. Neville Hewitt, Dolphins 
            35. Daryl Smith, Buccaneers 
            36. Cassius Marsh, Seahawks 
            37. Dan Skuta, Jaguars 
            38. Philip Wheeler, Falcons
            39. Brock Coyle, Seahawks 
            40. Koa Misi, Dolphins 
            41. David Mayo, Panthers 
            42. Mike Morgan, Seahawks 
            43. Antwione Williams, Lions 
            44. Barkevious Mingo, Patriots 
            45. Donald Butler, Dolphins 
            46. Cory Littleton, Rams 
            47. Brandon Copeland, Lions 
            48. Sean Weatherspoon, Falcons 
            49. Stephone Anthony, Saints 
            50. Jelani Jenkins, Dolphins 
            51. Thurston Armbrister, Lions 

              (Opinion based rankings based on statistical and highlight analysis from sources including ProFootballFocus, ESPN NFL, ProFootballReference, NFL.com, CBS Sports NFL, Ourlands, and Bleacher Report)