Jacksonville Jaguars: Defensive Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis

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Jacksonville Jaguars: Defensive Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have been busy this offseason upgrading their roster so they can avoid another 4-12 season. Their offense has been overhauled with four new starters being brought in. While there hasn't been as many changes to their defense, it too has experienced some needed growth. 

The defense has seen a few new additions this offseason, such as Red Bryant and Ziggy Hood. However, the Jaguars are relying more on players already on the team to answer some of the major questions that haunted their defense last year. The Jaguars were 25th against the pass and 29th against the run last year. 

The biggest change to their defense has not been a personnel change but a schematic change. The Jaguars will be using more 46 "BEAR" looks as sub-packages. With the addition of Bryant, Gus Bradley's defense is starting to resemble the Super Bowl-winning defense he helped create in Seattle.  

Given how many different defensive looks the Jaguars will have this season, I primarily broke down each position based on a standard 4-3 defensive look. I did include the special positions, such as Leo defensive end and run-stuffing defensive end, as separate slides. As for determining the depth at each position, I based it off Ryan O'Halloran's excellent article predicting the final 53-man roster on The Florida Times-Union

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