Jaguars: Full Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis at Defensive Tackle

July 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In head coach Gus Bradley's defensive scheme, the defensive tackles are vital. The defense of the Jacksonville Jaguars needs the inside to hold their own so that the rest of the front seven can shift, change and dominate.
While the strong-side end also is used in similar ways, there is also more versatility at that position. For the Jaguars, the defensive tackles have very specific roles, and the first one to look at is the nose tackle position.
The Jaguars' primary NTs are Roy Miller and Abry Jones. Both have really developed into consistent run-stoppers who also hold their own against the pass, and that is crucial for the defensive line.
Where the rest of the defensive line isn't exactly specialized in the run, Miller and Jones carry the weight on the inside and at least take out a good couple running lanes when either are on the field.
On paper, it may seem like Miller and Jones don't do all that much. The Jaguars ranked 27th in the NFL last season in rush defens...

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