Poll: Where will the Jags’ rush defense rank in 2022?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars were a busy team this offseason when it came to player acquisitions. They especially got stronger on the defensive side, and it’s understandable why after the team was ranked 20th on that side of the ball.

In free agency, they picked up defensive tackle Foley Fatukasi, linebacker Foyesade Oluokun, and defensive end Arden Key. Then in the draft, they used all but two of seven draft selections on defense, acquiring notables like linebackers Travon Walker, Devin Lloyd, and Chad Muma in the process.

All of these aforementioned additions will be combined with what the Jags already had in notables Josh Allen, DaVon Hamilton, Tyson Campbell, and Andre Cisco, and will hopefully push the group to the top half of the league. Achieving this alone could help the Jags get an extra win or two after they registered the league’s worst record (3-14) last season.

When looking at the issues the Jags’ defense had last season, they weren’t good against the run or pass, but stopping the run especially proved to be hard for them. They finished 2021 allowing an average of 125.1 yards on the ground per game, which is not where a team that faces Johnathan Taylor and Derrick Henry twice a year wants to be.

For those reasons, the players the Jags added on defense make a ton of sense. Fatukasi was a run-stuffing specialist with the New York Jets, and run support was also a strength of Walker, Lloyd, and Muma in college. That said, the Jags may see a significant jump as a defense against the rush, but we’ll have to see how all of the pieces fall together in training camp.

These additions left plenty of Jags excited about how much the team could improve, especially within the AFC South. However, we want to know specifically how improved our readers at home feel the Jags will be against the run in 2022.

Please vote in the poll below and let us know.