O Zone: Old Habits

O Zone: Old Habits

JACKSONVILLE – Let’s get started…

Bruce from Green Cove Springs, Florida

Again, I’m “cautiously optimistic.” This year, however, it feels different. We have a Super Bowl winning head coach who can really be the adult in the room. Some solid acquisitions by free agents. New culture that (fortunately) seems radically different from last year. Players who actually seem to want to be in Jacksonville. Still, pending design, there are clear needs. Edge rushers, offensive linemen (especially central and one guard position), linebackers and at least one cornerback position still feel like weaknesses. Do you have any idea how many of these “weaknesses” in the concept will be addressed and how many can still rely on some late signing and/or trades by free agents?

I agree that there is reason to be optimistic; while I expect it will be difficult for the Jaguars to really compete for the postseason in Head Coach Doug Pederson’s first season, I think in the second half of the season you will see significant improvement and real reason for hope . I also agree that Jaguars have needs, which is not unexpected. It is difficult to fill all the needs of a roster of 3-14 in one low season. The Jaguars could use another front-line edge rusher, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they select an internal offensive line sometime between rounds 2-4 next weekend. I would expect most of the design weaknesses to be addressed, in part because areas like the offensive line and linebacker can be addressed in the middle rounds. However, I’m not so sure I agree with you about the angle. The Jaguars have Tyson Campbell, Shaq Griffin and Darious Williams there. That may not be the NFL’s best cornerback trio, but it doesn’t feel like a weakness.

What traits or skills does Tyler Linderbaum lack that make him a good center but unable to play guard? They seem basically the same position to me.

They don’t have the same position. NFL staffers like guards with more size and longer arms than Linderbaum (6-foot-2, 305 pounds; 31.1 inches). He’s considered a player who could develop into a Pro Bowl center, but the main flaw is that his arm length — about two inches shorter than, say, Alabama’s offensive tackle Evan Neal — is likely to deter him from guarding. to play.

Hi John. Regardless of our opinion, for all of us die-hard Jaguars fans, and for those of us loyal since the beginning, part of membership is eternal optimism. We all believe the Jags will get a Ring; the big question is when. So when you mentioned the possibility of an ‘era’, with no capital letter, maybe it should have been. That would be truly wonderful for all of us to be a part of the beginning of an era of outstanding NFL football here in Jacksonville. In a way, 2017 came out of nowhere, not really what we predicted at the start of the season. But for all the reasons you’ve pointed out, if it continues to build, maybe we’ll all see the beginning of an era. Here’s the hope!

It’s finally draft week, so while it looks like the Jags won’t get the usual offers to trade the No. 1 pick, don’t you think there could be enough offers for the No. 33 pick? There will certainly be several teams coveting players for which they had a first round number at the start of round 2. In that case, what is your acceptable trade value? Would you like additional picks in round 2 or 3 this year or would you take a lower second round this year and a first round next year if it were offered?

The No. 33 overall roster in the NFL Draft is definitely historically a place for teams to trade with the roster—and there’s no reason to believe that won’t be the case for the Jaguars this week. And I would definitely make a first-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft if it were offered, especially if it was from a team that I thought would struggle in 2022. However, that is probably not realistic. I would probably need a third round selection on this draft if I dropped more than five or six places.

How would you best define “upside”? It’s a term that’s used all the time, but if you have a better description of it, I’d love to hear it. For me it means that a player has not yet performed at the level that he could reach. How many players with “upside” never come? After all, if a player has a lot of upside, hasn’t he been a disappointment in some way?

Positive is potential for improvement, and indeed it is heard a lot when discussing draft prospects. While it could mean that a player is disappointed, it could also mean that scouts and staff simply believe that the player has the athletic ability and physical attributes to keep improving. How many players with an advantage never come? Some. A lot. And many are coming. Two hundred and sixty-two players will be selected from Thursday to Saturday. That’s more than enough to fit countless descriptions.

Sir Oh, we all know how much you like hypothetical questions. Understanding that you weren’t sure who all would be available, but had a pretty good idea… if you were in the New York Giants situation where you had two choices in the first seven of the first round, who would – or rather, what positions – would you draft this year? By the way, you’ve spoken, I think the defensive side and the wide receiver – if a defensive side you like is still at number 5. Is number 7 too early for the middle? Safety? I’m just trying to figure out how that mind of yours works.

With those selections I would lean towards defensive end/edge defender, offensive line and wide receiver. If I were to select for the Jaguars and had those selections I would probably use the rim defender and receiver.

JO – Is it too early to talk about the concept for 2023?

With a 53-man roster for the fall, what’s the benefit of having 12 picks in the draft? Doesn’t that equate to too many rookies/young players to have an impact? Twelve seems like a high number…

Twelve is a large number of draft rosters a year – and it’s unlikely that 12 draft rosters will all have an impact as a rookie. But even in a “normal” year of seven to eight draft rosters, all draft rosters are unlikely to have an impact as a rookie. If you’re getting “impact” – i.e. making a difference, making yourself better in multiple games – from three or four rookies, that’s a damn good draft. I would expect the Jaguars to actually select eight or nine players. General Manager Trent Baalke likes to trade on draft day. I expect him to pack some of those 12 selections and move into the design.

Hi Zone, since the dead zone is right around the corner, would you mind researching the pass rate of the top five picks versus the rest of the early rounds, say over the past 5-10 years? Thank you!

Hi. It looks like the NFL schedule for 2022 will be released in early/mid-May after the draft talk is gone. Do you expect just one prime-time slot for the Jags again this season? I think they think of the London game as a bit of a prime time slot as well. Do teams ever get the distinction of having no prime time matchups at all?

I expect the Jaguars to get one prime-time game – probably on a Thursday. That is typical of a team with a smaller market and low national expectations. Yes, teams sometimes don’t get prime-time appearances, although it’s rare. For example, the 2017 Jaguars did not appear in prime time.

Camilo from Barranquilla, Colombia

JO- Will there be real No 1 receivers available when we get to the first pick in the second round?

This is one of the most important questions/storylines for Jaguars to look at during Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft Thursday. It is expected that six to eight wide receivers can be selected in the first round – which would obviously deplete the available receivers at number 33 considerably. Many analysts believe that productive receivers will still be available at that point. NFL and Jaguars Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes there will be receivers available that can develop into major receivers. That doesn’t mean there will be a receiver available at number 33 who will be a true number 1 rookie. It does not mean that there is likely to be a receiver available that could develop.

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