DST - JAC
Ian Rapoport reports that other teams are not inquiring about Jacksonville's No. 1 pick.
This isn't surprising given the lack of top-heavy QBs, the group that usually drives this type of movement. With Jacksonville most likely hanging onto the first pick, many mock drafts have them choosing between elite defensive players, Aidan Hutchinson from Michigan or Travon Walker from Georgia.
Doug Pederson, the newly hired coach of the Jaguars will call offensive plays for the Jacksonville, this season, per Ian Rapoport.
For fantasy purposes, this is good news. We have a fairly large sample size of Pederson calling plays, both as an OC in Kansas City, and a HC in Philadelphia. Several notes to keep in mind when projecting Jaguars fantasy players this season. Pederson likes to play a high tempo, run-first offence, and uses multiple running backs. In each of his first five seasons calling plays, he has had a top-11 rushing offence. If we us Philadelphia as a template for Doug's RB usage, James Robinson will likely be the early down back, with Travis Etienne as the passing-down back, assuming he is healthy. The one question mark with this running game is the offensive line, which was atrocious in 2021. Hopefully the Jags are able to improve that unit in the offseason. Pederson's Eagles teams were top-13 in pass attempts all five of his seasons in Philly, and top-10 in four of five. For Trevor Lawrence and the passing game in Jacksonville, again it will come down to offensive line effectiveness. In Philadelphia, Doug Pederson had elite offensive lines during his most successful seasons, including the Super Bowl winning season when Philadelphia's o-line helped Nick Foles through an improbable playoff run. There has never been a question of Lawrence's ability, and he has some good weapons around him between the running backs, Laviska Shenault and Marvin Jones. Dynasty stock for Trevor Lawrence is trending upward, as two years in Pederson's system should prove fruitful, if the offensive line can improve. At this point in the off-season, Jaguars players may create some nice value for fantasy drafts in the fall, so keep an eye on the team's off-season acquisitions.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Jaguars have signed Buccaneers linebackers coach Mike Caldwell to be their new DC. Caldwell was teammates with new HC Doug Pederson In Philadelphia, and now they reunite in Jacksonville.
Caldwell will now have to get a lot out of a largely talentless Jaguars defense, with Josh Allen and Myles Jack being the two impact players on that side of the ball.
According to Tom Pelissero via Twitter, the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with Press Taylor to be their new offensive coordinator. Taylor worked with new Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson in Philadelphia, and is the brother of Bengals head coach Zac Taylor.
Taylor’s past experience working with Pederson will work in the favor of Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence. With a coaching staff on the same page, and a scheme that will play to his strengths, Lawrence is someone who will be a breakout player in 2022. Draft him accordingly in fantasy.
ESPN's Adam Schefter announced Thursday that the Jacksonville Jaguars will be hiring former Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson for the 2022 NFL Season.
Pederson, a Super Bowl champion with the Eagles, was without a job last season but is now back with a new gig in an interesting situation. Pederson led Carson Wentz to an MVP-caliber season in 2017, which is a good sign for Trevor Lawrence, but it is noteworthy that Wentz struggled after that season and was soon after shipped out of Philadelphia. Still, Pederson is a coach that many players respect around the league and in turn should be a huge improvement in the locker room after what the team had to go through last year.
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