Falcons OC Mike Mularkey is now the new Head Coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mularkey turned the Falcons’ attack into one of the league’s best, including WR’s Roddy White and Julio Jones, QB Matt Ryan, and RB Michael Turner.
The Falcons, however, got whooped by the Giants last week and only put up a measly two points. Coming off of their loss, Atlanta entered their offseason and Mularkey accepted the job.
Currently, the Jaguars defense is nothing less than superior. They ranked sixth in the NFL in the category of total defense this season. On the other side of the ball, the team has a lot of problems.
And by a lot, I mean a lot.
Their QB and 2011 First-Round Pick, Blaine Gabbert, clearly struggled this season and appears not to be their franchise’s future at that position. Mularkey needs to go out and draft a Quarterback to push Gabbert and eventually pass him on the depth chart. By drafting a QB, the Jaguars will get a young player who can gel into the system.
At Wide Receiver, the Jaguars struggle immensely. In the draft this year, there are few tall and athletic Wideouts that fall into the mid-round pick category. Alshon Jeffry and Michael Floyd would both give tremendous boosts to their offense.
RB Maurice Jones-Drew is one of the league’s best and Jacksonville does not need to worry about that position at all. Period.
The Jaguars have woes at the Offensive Line, however. They need to fix that up quickly to give their Quarterback (whoever that may be) time to throw and to give Jones-Drew lanes to run through.
Once again, Mularkey was an Offensive Coordinator, and he knows what he is doing with this team. If he could boost his defense a tad bit and solidify the offense, his team is off to the races in the AFC South.