The Jacksonville Jaguars’ 5 Most Intriguing Players of 2014

The Jacksonville Jaguars' 5 Most Intriguing Players of 2014

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After years of uninspiring and uninteresting play, the Jacksonville Jaguars are finally entering a season with excitement surrounding the team. The Jaguars drafted several potential difference makers on offense and added a handful of impact veterans on defense this offseason. Head coach Gus Bradley hopes these additions can carry the Jags to a successful season. Here are Jacksonville's five most intriguing players of 2014.

5. Denard Robinson, RB

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5. Denard Robinson, RB

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Denard Robinson never found his place in Jacksonville's offense last season. He carried the ball just 20 times and failed to register a single reception. Some of Robinson's struggles can be attributed to his change of position from quarterback to running back. With a year of experience under his belt, Robinson will need to show that he can be a dynamic playmaker on both offense and special teams.

4. Chris Clemons, DE

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4. Chris Clemons, DE

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The Jaguars signed veteran defensive end Chris Clemons during the offseason to add depth to their pass-rush. Clemons registered 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble last year in a rotational role for the Seahawks. Gus Bradley is familiar with Clemons after having coached him during his time as Seattle's defensive coordinator, and will know how to best use Clemons' skills.

3. Marqise Lee, WR

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3. Marqise Lee, WR

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Marqise Lee was expected to go in the first-round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Instead, he was selected by the Jags with the 39th overall pick. Lee figures to play a big role in Jacksonville's offense this season, as Justin Blackmon remains suspended indefinitely. Lee is a polished receiver with good route-running ability. He should have no problem transitioning to the pros.

2. Luke Joeckel, LT

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2. Luke Joeckel, LT

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Luke Joeckel is another interesting player to watch. The former second-overall pick missed most of his rookie season with a broken right ankle. In the games he did play, Joeckel was not impressive and looked overwhelmed at times. Joeckel is now healthy and will be Jacksonville's starting left tackle in 2014. The team hopes he can not only stay healthy, but prove he was worthy of such a high pick.

1. Blake Bortles, QB

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1. Blake Bortles, QB

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The Jaguars spent their top-pick in this year's draft on quarterback Blake Bortles. Bortles will compete with veteran Chad Henne for the starting job throughout camp. Even if Bortles does not win the job in camp, he will likely be given the opportunity to start at some point during the season. Jacksonville will look for Bortles to exhibit the traits of a franchise quarterback when his opportunity comes.


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