The Jacksonville Jaguars finished second in the AFC South last year ending the season at 8 - 8. While many would expect them to improve upon that record there are a few reasons why I don't see that happening.
Firstly, the Jaguars are losing keys pieces of the team including: WR Mike Sims-Walker, OLB Justin Durant, and OG Vince Manuwai. Losing this many key players often holds negative connotations for a team and can hurt in the short term.
Secondly, while they have added many solid players in free agency such as: OLB Clint Session, S Dawan Landry, and LB Paul Posluszny, there will be a smattering of other veteran players joining the team as well. The addition of this many new names could, in all reality, upset the chemistry of the team.
If the Jaguars' new players can adapt quickly then the team could make a solid run for the AFC South. However, I believe that the Texans are still the better team this season and therefore...
2011 AFC South Pre-Ranking: #3