While a 2-6 football team may lack intrigue over the final two months of the season, the Jacksonville Jaguars present plenty to study for their dedicated fans.
Jacksonville has an interesting core of young players that, especially on defense, seem to be developing well despite the team's paltry record. While the offense continues to fight it's way out of the basement of the NFL in virtually every meaningful statistic, the Jaguars' struggles present an open opportunity for young up-starts to supplant under-producing veterans.
Jaguars fans may be looking forward to 2012 in hopes of the team's next playoff chance, yet still have reason to keep an eye on core development throughout the rest of this season.
Here are five players Jaguars fans should keep an eye on throughout the remainder of 2011.