The Jacksonville Jaguars are gaining respect around the league. With 8 players listed on CBSSports.com's Top 100 NFL players of 2018 , the Jaguars had the most in the NFL followed by the LA Rams with 7.
The first Jaguar to make an appearance was Jalen Ramsey at #6:
"He is now the NFL's best corner, a big, long player who can play either man or zone and excel at it. He plays with the swagger of a Deion Sanders."
Calais Campbell came in at #15:
“In his first season with the Jaguars, he could have easily been the Defensive Player of the Year with 14½ sacks. He was even better off the field for a young group of defenders.”
A.J. Bouye at #32:
“He is the “other” corner on the Jaguars roster, but that doesn’t mean he’s not one of the league’s best.”
Newly Acquired free agent Andrew Norwell was #56
“With Carolina last season, he was one of the top guards in the game. He will amp up the Jaguars’ run game in a big way.”
Telvin Smith #76:
“He is a run-and-chase linebacker who knows how to get to the football. He is one of the leaders on one of the NFL’s best defenses.”
Malik Jackson #77:
“He had a better second season with the Jaguars than in 2016, when he signed as a big-ticket free agent. His ability to push the pocket inside is a big part of their defense.”
Yannik Ngakoue #79:
“On a dominant defensive line, he had his breakout season in 2017. Watch for a lot more from him in 2018 and for him to be much higher on this list next year.
and 2017 4th overalld draft pick Leonard Fournette at #81
“He fought through some injuries last season and was still a productive rookie. With a better line in front of him this season, his numbers will go up.”
For the record the five players ranked above Ramsey in order from 1st to 5th were: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Aaron Donald, Von Miller, and Antonio Brown. This makes Jalen the 2nd overall defensive player ranked and #1 among DBs.