Football season is getting close. Not as close as I would like. But still close. In the meantime we are still in the season of rankings, lists, and predictions. Fortunately, the Jaguars are getting recognition on many of these lists, and not just locally. Bucky Brooks of NFL.com put together a list of top defensive "Triplets": a dominant edge rusher, linebacker, and defensive back.
The NFL's Top 5 Defensive Triplets— NFL (@NFL) June 23, 2018
1. @Jaguars (@Campbell93, @TelvinSmith_22, @jalenramsey)
2. @Vikings (@EversonGriffen, @EricKendricks54,@HarriSmith22)
3-5. https://t.co/saxmebeO5d (via @BuckyBrooks) pic.twitter.com/YK0CykZj2o
The Jaguars were ranked at the top of the list, according to the NFL.com article
"1) Jacksonville Jaguars: DE Calais Campbell, LB Telvin Smith and CB Jalen Ramsey (or CB A.J. Bouye). The Jags nearly made the Super Bowl last season behind a star-studded defense that routinely punished opponents into submission. Campbell sets the tone at the point of attack as a shop-wreckin' pass rusher with a non-stop motor and a power-based game. The three-time Pro Bowler finished with 14.5 sacks in 2017, helping "Sacksonville" tally the second-most sacks in the NFL. Smith is a blazing sideline-to-sideline playmaker with great instincts and thump. Ramsey has quickly emerged as the gold standard in cornerback play today. A world-class athlete with an old-school football mentality, he suffocates WR1s on the perimeter. And the Jags' trio wouldn't miss a beat if Bouye replaced Ramsey. The 26-year-old's a superb tactician with exceptional footwork and recognition skills."
The list only goes to number five. The other teams where: Vikings, Cardinals, Ravens, and Falcons.