Jaguars PFF grades: Best and worst performers vs. 49ers

The Jacksonville Jaguars were thoroughly dominated by the San Francisco 49ers in a 34-3 loss Sunday.

In the words of offensive tackle Cam Robinson, “San Fran beat the [expletive] out of us.”

The game wasn’t completely without its silver linings for the Jaguars, though. While most of the team’s most important players didn’t play well at all, Sunday wasn’t completely without standout performances.

At Pro Football Focus, they graded every player in the 49ers’ blowout Week 10 win at EverBank Stadium.

Here are the Jaguars players who stood out and struggled most in the win, according to the grades at PFF:

5 highest grades on offense

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Bob Self/Florida Times-Union
  1. RB D’Ernest Johnson: 72.6

  2. WR Christian Kirk: 68.5

  3. RG Brandon Scherff: 63.8

  4. WR Calvin Ridley: 59.3

  5. QB Trevor Lawrence: 57.9

Johnson provided a spark during his time in the game and made a strong case that he should be getting more touches in relief of Travis Etienne Jr.

The most surprising name on this list is Lawrence, who called his own performance “really, really bad.”

5 lowest grades on offense

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Bob Self/Florida Times-Union
  1. LG Walker Little: 29.2

  2. RB Tank Bigsby: 43.7

  3. RT Anton Harrison: 46.9

  4. TE Evan Engram: 48.2

  5. WR Elijah Cooks: 52.5

Little’s first ever full game at left guard didn’t go well at all. He had a 33.9 grade as a run blocker and allowed three pressures as a pass blocker. If his play on the inside doesn’t make a sharp improvement, the newly acquired Ezra Cleveland may need to step in.

5 highest grades on defense

Bob Self/Florida Times-Union
Bob Self/Florida Times-Union
  1. LB Foye Oluokun: 90.4

  2. DL Tyler Lacy: 86.1

  3. OLB K’Lavon Chaisson: 80.5

  4. OLB Josh Allen: 70.6

  5. CB Gregory Junior: 69.0

Oluokun recorded his first ever multi-sack game, bringing down the 49ers’ Brock Purdy twice behind the line of scrimmage. The Jaguars can also be happy with the performance of Lacy, a fourth-round rookie who recorded a quarterback hit and was stout against the run in 16 snaps.

5 lowest grades on defense

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Morgan Tencza-USA TODAY Sports
  1. DT DaVon Hamilton: 24.7

  2. S Andre Cisco: 29.4

  3. DL Roy Robertson-Harris: 33.8

  4. S Rayshawn Jenkins: 36.8

  5. CB Darious Williams: 46.0

These numbers tell the entire story of Sunday. Five of the team’s most crucial cogs on defense had their worst outings of 2023.

5 other notables

Bob Self/Florida Times-Union
Bob Self/Florida Times-Union
  1. OLB Travon Walker: 48.4

  2. LT Cam Robinson: 53.3

  3. S Andrew Wingard: 64.5

  4. CB Tyson Campbell: 46.1

  5. OLB Dawuane Smoot: 58.5

Walker led the team in pressures, but a rough day against the run landed him a subpar grade. Wingard was the Jaguars’ best safety against the 49ers and Smoot had a pretty solid showing as he worked himself back into the mix.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire