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. Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles
      6. Morgan Burnett, Packers
      7. Quinten Demps, Texans
      8. Jonathan Cyprien, Jaguars
      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. D.J Swearinger, Cardinals
      11. Mike Mitchell, Steelers
      12. Rodney McLeod, Eagles
      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)