Let’s take a look at how the Jaguars rookies faired in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
Jalen Ramsey: Jalen Ramsey is our future and our present at corner, no doubt about it. He started the game hot with a huge hit on LeSean McCoy, lifting him off the ground and tackling him for a loss. As the game made it’s way into the second half, our lack of depth made itself shown through the Bills breaking big plays and gaining large chunks of yards. Although Ramsey wasn’t beaten badly on any passing plays, he did miss a tackle because of miscommunication with Tashaun Gipson that ended up being a 75-yard touchdown for LeSean McCoy. However, whenever there is a running play that long, it’s never just one player’s fault. Overall, another good effort from Jalen Ramsey.
Stats: 3 solo tackles/ 1 TFL
Myles Jack: Myles Jack is getting better every game. He sees almost no playing time, yet still finds ways to make plays. Paul Posluzny has produced much better since his early struggles in pass-coverage in the infancy of the 2016 season, which in turn has caused Jack to see less snaps, but still bolsters elite athleticism and flies around on the field when he has the opportunity. The future is bright for Myles Jack.
Stats: 5 total tackles/ ½ sack
Dante Fowler Jr.: Most people, including myself, have been critical of Dante Fowler’s performance so far this year. I said before the game that Dante would have to keep his eye on his contain assignment when playing the Bills, who run from the shotgun, with draw plays and with their quarterback. If Dante gets too far up field every play, he’ll get beat with disguised runs every time. From what I saw, he was extremely successful with contains in this game against a quarterback with great speed and the most rushing yards among quarterbacks this year. He was trolling along the offensive line, following plays with his eyes, which helped a lot with containing the Bills offense in the first half. Although this was not a particularly impressive game statistically, he played his role really well against the Bills and managed to get pressure on the quarterback.
Stats: 1 tackle
Yannick Ngakoue: Most sacks among rookies this season. That’s all I have to say. This guy is balling. He gets constant pressure and is going to be a productive contributor on our defense for years to come.
Stats: 2 tackles/ 1 sack
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