The Jaguars have a roster that is filled with talent. The problem is that the talent can’t seem to click on game day. They have a young defense that have to prove they can compete and an offense that can be one the best. These three players are destined to have an excellent season this year.
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Jalen Ramsey – cornerback
Going into his sophomore year, Ramsey is looking to show that he can be a top defender in the league. In 2016, he recorded 65 tackles, one forced fumble and two interceptions. Not too bad for a rookie but it’s not good enough for a top five pick.
He will be looking to improve his game and get better as a player. Now that he has a taste of experience, he can build off of it and learn from his mistakes. I think that fans will see Ramsey make little to no mistakes this year. People may not agree with this statement, but Ramsey will be out to prove he will be a top cornerback.
Leonard Fournette – running back
Fournette hasn’t played in a single NFL game yet, but so much is expected of him this year. He is a bigger version of Ezekiel Elliot. Both Elliot and Fournette were drafted number four overall in their draft year. We all saw what Elliot did to teams each week which made him the rushing leader last season. Now, fans are going to want Fournette to have the same season if not better.
As the projected starting running back, Fournette has a lot of pressure on him but I firmly believe he can handle it. He has the tangibles to do well and if he works hard, stays focused and relaxed he will succeed. I don’t expect Fournette to go off this year, but he should have more than an average season.
Dante Fowler Jr. – defensive end
The number three overall pick in 2015 has to have an outstanding season this year. He tore his ACL before he made his debut so he missed his rookie season. Making his official debut last season, he only racked up 32 tackles and 4 sacks. He is going into his contract year after this season so if he wants to stay and show that Jaguars that they made the right choice drafting him, he’ll need to produce.
Look up Fowler from his college days at Florida. You will see a player that has aggression and determination when he plays. The Jaguars wanted someone who can play with anger and could potentially lead the defense. I think the Jags made the right move to draft him at the time, but now Fowler will need to prove it.