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Grading Each Player of the Jacksonville Jaguars Projected Starting Lineup
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Last year, the Jaguars went into the season with the weakest roster in the NFL, according to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com.

They have made a number of changes since then, especially after going 4-12 in 2013. With all these changes and the new season on the horizon, it's as good a time as any to look through the roster and grade out the projected starters. 

To start with, I took most of the starters from CBSSports.com's projected depth chart. I made changes at certain positions based on my own research done over the past few weeks. Granted, the players I talk about in this list aren't guaranteed the starting role and could very well be backups by the start of the season.

Below is the grading scale I used for grading each player, with an explanation of each grade behind it. 

A=Will play at a very high level, All-Pro possibilities.

B+=Will play at a high level, will warrant serious Pro Bowl consideration.

B-=Will play at an above-average level, could get Pro Bowl consideration.

C+=Will play at an average level, solid starter who is consistent.

C-=Will play at below-average level, is a serviceable player but not a long-term solution.

D=Will play at poor level, upgrade needed.

 

With each player, I also included two other grades from two other sources. Here is an example of the format:

PFF Grade: minus-21

PFF Rank: 42/42

B/R Grade: 79

B/R Rank: 28/65

One grade is from Pro Football Focus, which requires a subscription, and is based on a plus-minus system. The other is the grade Bleacher Report's own Matt Miller gave them when he and his team did their NFL1000 series and is out of a possible 100 points. In both cases, higher numbers mean better players.

Along with these grades, I included where the player's grade ranks against other players. So in the above example, the player's PFF grade ranked him the 42nd-best quarterback out of 42 possible quarterbacks. His B/R grade ranked him the 28th-best quarterback out of 65 possible quarterbacks. In both cases, lower numbers mean better players. 

These other rankings were included to give some context for how the player performed in the 2013 season.

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