2014 Offense: 15.6 PTS/G (32nd)
2014 Defense: 25.8 PTS/G (26th)
Key Additions: Julius Thomas (TE), Jermey Parnell (OT), Jared Odrick (DT), Dan Skuta (OLB), Davon House (CB)
Key Losses: Cecil Shorts (WR), J.T. Thomas (LB), Red Bryant (DT)
Top Three Draft Picks: Dante Fowler Jr. (DE), T.J. Yeldon (RB), A.J. Cann (G)
Offensively, this team has nowhere to go but up. They drafted T.J. Yeldon and signed Julius Thomas to help out their young quarterback Blake Bortles. Thomas got hurt but he should only miss a few games. Still, it’s hard to see this team being even average on offense. There’s just not much talent.
Defensively, this team was merely awful last year, not the worst like their offense. Odrick and House are decent pickups and maybe Gus Bradley can coach up their roster to perform at an average level. It would have been nice to see their first round pick, Dante Fowler, play for their defense but he got hurt almost immediately after they drafted him.
The Fowler injury makes me wonder if this team is cursed. They’re still so far away from even contending for a wild card spot. They’re trying though. They have to hope Blake Bortles is the answer at quarterback or it will be much longer until they see the playoffs.