The Jacksonville Jaguars are continuing to make a splash in the second-wave of free agency.
On Tuesday, the Jaguars signed former Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks to a one-year contract. At age 26, Marks fits the mold of young players with some upside that the Jaguars have been targeting in free agency this year.
Marks was a second-round draft pick of the Titans in 2009 and has started 23 games for them at defensive tackle over the last two seasons. He will immediately provide depth and competition at a defensive tackle position that many believed to be thin after the departure of Terrance Knighton for the Denver Broncos and the release of C.J. Mosley, two guys who played a bunch of snaps last season.
Earlier in free agency the Jaguars signed defensive tackle Roy Miller, who will be the run clogging one-technique defensive end in new head coach Gus Bradley’s scheme. At 6’2” and just under 300 pounds, Marks will likely fit in next to Miller as a three-technique player who will be counted on to generate pass rush from the inside. Marks will likely rotate with former Jaguars first-round pick Tyson Alualu inside and could even bounce outside to play defensive end in the five-technique in obvious running situations.
The Jaguars have shown interest in defensive tackles that will be available in the upcoming NFL Draft, but with the addition of Marks and Miller so far this offseason it is unlikely that it is a position that they will address with an early pick.