Jacksonville Jaguars – LB Foyesade Oluokun
The bright spot of the Jacksonville Jaguars seems to be their defense but yet, that is where we find their worst starter. A large part of this is because of the youth and talent the Jaguars have brought to the defensive end. Rookies Travon Walker and Devin Lloyd are expected to make a big impact this year but until they do, Foyesade Oluokun will remain a starter. Although he probably shouldn’t.
Oluokun joins the Jaguars after spending the first four years of his career with the Atlanta Falcons. In his first two seasons, he started to gain his footing in the league posting 91 tackles in year one but only 62 in year two. He rebounded well in year three recording 117 tackles with two interceptions and three sacks. Last year he made 192 tackles leading the league. This was in addition to his three interceptions and two sacks. Despite his improved statistical performance his PFF grade has declined every year starting at 65.7 in 2018 to 47 last year.
He gets a new start in Jacksonville but probably at a bad time. The Jaguars still have Josh Allen under contract through 2023 before he becomes an unrestricted free agent. He is arguably their best player on that side of the ball with a grade of 78.5, the highest of any Jaguar on either side of the ball.
Also competing against him are rookies Lloyd, Walker, and Chad Muma. All three have impressed in preseason and look to have a large impact during the regular season. K’Lavon Chaisson in year three is also competing for playing time after posting 31 tackles and one sack last year. All of these things combined make Oluokun the worst starter and most likely to be replaced during the regular season.