Brandon Olsen
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Team Needs:

QB, WR, OG, TE, OT, EDGE, 1T

Available Draft Picks:

1(3), 3(69), 4(110), 6(179), 7(238)

Starting Cap Space:

$-3,956,864

Trades:

Picks 1(7), 2(38), 3(99), and a 2020 2nd rounder to NYJ for pick 1(3)

Restructures:

DT Marcell Dareus from $10,585,000 to $7,585,000

Dareus is still a great defensive tackle but at this point he could be cut with no dead cap at all and there’s no guarantee that he gets another contract that offers what he’s currently making with how strong both the draft and free agent classes are this year along the defensive line.

Cuts:

QB Blake Bortles to save $4,500,000

DT Malik Jackson to save $11,000,000

S Tashaun Gipson to save $7,450,000

RB Carlos Hyde to save $4,700,000

RT Jeremy Parnell to save $6,000,000

Cutting 5 players may seem excessive but the Jaguars have the worst cap situation in the NFL so if they want to be able to bring in any free agents this offseason, they have to make some tough business decisions.

Re-signings:

LS Matt Overton for 1 year, $825,000

Although not bringing back any big-name players (because they don’t have any hitting free agency this year) the Jaguars bring back a contributor that has a quiet but important role. Overton comes back as the Jaguars long snapper.

Free Agent Signings:

S Lamarcus Joyner for 3 years, $27,000,000

TE Jared Cook for 1 year, $7,000,000

LB Clay Matthews for 1 year, $3,500,000

Lamarcus Joyner is coming off a bit of a down year but he’s one of the most versatile defensive backs available in free agency so bringing him in would do more than fill the void left by Tashaun Gipson. Jared Cook has always been a productive year but he seems to be getting better as time passes, bringing him in would be ideal for this offense. Bringing in Clay Matthews as a situational pass-rusher could be beneficial for this defense, especially come playoff time, if they can make it back.

Draft Results:

1.3 – Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

The Jaguars know how desperately they need to find a quality starter at QB so they move up to address that early by taking one of, if not the, top QB(s) in this years draft class.

3.69 – Connor McGovern, IOL, Penn State

Grabbing an immediate starter on the offensive line to replace A.J. Cann in the middle of the draft could be huge for this Jaguars offense.

4.110 – Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia

Going offense yet again, the Jaguars find a balanced tight end who gets the benefit of sitting behind Jared Cook for a year and learning more about playing tight end in the pros.

6.179 – Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington

Kaleb McGary has plenty of experience as a starter at right tackle so he should be able to step in right away and play. He’s more athletic than refined but with NFL coaching he could be a steal.

7.238 – Alec Ingold, FB, Wisconsin

Not many teams still use fullbacks but the Jaguars do. The Jaguars love power football so taking the best fullback in the 2019 NFL Draft should be an easy decision to help boost their run game.

Cap Space Spent on Re-signings:

$825,000

Cap Space Spent on Free Agents:

$19,500,000

Cap Space Spent on Draft Picks:

$8,387,744

Total Cap Remaining:

$2,000,392

Backfield Starters

QB: Dwayne Haskins

RB: Leonard Fournette

FB: Alec Ingold

Receiver Starters

WR1: Keelan Cole

WR2: Marqise Lee

Slot WR: Dede Westbrook

TE1: Jared Cook

TE2: Isaac Nauta

Offensive Line Starters

LT: Cam Robinson

LG: Andrew Norwell

C: Brandon Linder

RG: Connor McGovern

RT: Kaleb McGary

Defensive Line Starters

WDE: Yannick Ngakoue

DT: Marcell Dareus

DT: Taven Bryan

SDE: Calais Campbell

Linebacker Starters

WLB: Telvin Smith

MLB: Myles Jack

SLB: Leon Jacobs

Secondary Starters

CB1: Jalen Ramsey

CB2: A.J. Bouye

Slot CB: DJ Hayden

FS: Lamarcus Joyner

SS: Ronnie Harrison

Special Teamers

K: Josh Lambo

P:  Logan Cooke

KOS: Josh Lambo

LS: Matt Overton

KR: DJ Chark

PR: Dede Westbrook

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