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.

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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. Trumaine Johnson, Rams
          15. Darius Slay, Lions
          16. William Gay, Steelers
          17. Logan Ryan, Patriots
          18. Byron Maxwell, Dolphins
          19. Xavier Rhodes, Vikings
          20. Stephon Gilmore, Bills
          21. Terrance Newman, Vikings
          22. Tramaine Brock, 49ers
          23. Morris Claiborne, Cowboys
          24. Jamar Taylor, Browns
          25. James Bradberry, Panthers
          26. Darius Butler, Colts
          27. Tavon Young, Ravens
          28. Jalen Collins, Falcons
          29. Orlando Scandrick, Cowboys
          30. Ross Cockrell, Steelers
          31. Kareem Jackson, Texans
          32. Desmond Trufant, Falcons
          33. Adam Jones, Bengals
          34. Lamarcus Joyner, Rams
          35. Prince Amukamara, Jaguars
          36. Leon Hall, Giants
          37. Robert Alford, Falcons
          38. Jason McCourty, Titans
          39. Johnathan Joseph, Texans
          40. Brian Poole, Falcons
          41. Artie Burns, Steelers
          42. Nickell Robey-Coleman, Bills
          43. Aaron Colvin, Jaguars
          44. Jimmy Smith, Ravens
          45. David Amerson, Raiders
          46. Nevin Lawson, Lions
          47. Jimmie Ward, 49ers
          48. Deshawn Snead, Seahawks
          49. Brandon Carr, Cowboys
          50. Eric Rowe, Patriots
          51. Dre Kirkpatrick, Bengals
          52. Brandon Flowers, Chargers
          53. Daryl Worley, Panthers
          54. Micah Hyde, Packers
          55. Brice McCain, Titans
          56. Sean Smith, Raiders
          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)