Overview

 

  1. Head Coach: Gus Bradley
  2. Defensive Coordinator: Bob Babich
  3. Defensive Back Coach: DeWayne Walker
  4. Base Defense Scheme: 4-3
  5. Transactions:
  6. Draft Picks: SS James Sample

 

Projected Starters

 

CornerBack # 1: Davon House
CornerBack # 2: Aaron Colvin
Strong Safety : Johnathan Cyprien
Free Safety : Sergio Brown

 

Backups/ Potential Starters: Demetrius McCray, Dwayne Gratz, Jeremy Harris, James Sample

The Numbers

 

Total Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: 347.84

Average Fantasy Points Per game against to WR: 21.74

Total Receiving Touchdowns Allowed: 16

Total Receiving Yards Allowed: 2,289

Average Receiving yards per game against: 143.06

 

Strengths

 

Gus Bradley is beginning his 3rd season as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars after leaving behind his impressive Defense in Seattle to take the head coaching job. His defensive roots haven’t been reflected in this current Jaguars team yet but he seems to be setting up the blue print to have success like he did in Seattle. Davon House has all of the physical measurements to be a lock down corner in this league and the Jaguars paid him like one after he played as a part time player for Green Bay last year. He should be coming into the prime of his career and it is his potential that landed him a big contract this offseason. Can he live up to it is another question? The same can be asked about their starting free safety Sergio Brown who was signed from the Colts. Can they make a successful transition from reserve to starter for the Jaguars.

 

Weaknesses

 

Aaron Colvin is expected to be the starter opposite House and will then most likely move into the slot in nickel and dime packages. He is another young player (2nd year) who will be asked to take on a much bigger role for this unit. Strong Safety Johnathan Cyprien is the only returning starter from this 2014 unit. He was abysmal in pass coverage last year which bodes well for opposing team tight ends. I think Greg Olson makes for a great week 1 play.

 

Overall Outlook

 

Overall the Jaguars defense is relying on a number of new and young faces to remake their defensive secondary. Gus Bradley does have the knowledge to turn this defense around but it will be best to closely monitor how they are doing at the beginning of the season. It could definitely be a bumpy road with all of these young players getting significant snaps in the NFL for the first time. They seemed to play adequate against the Panthers and Cam in week 1 as the game was close the whole time. Greg Olsen was effectively shut down the entire game. Their matchup in week 2 will be one to monitor before making a definite decision on how this unit is looking to perform most weeks.