Jermey Parnell had a under-the-radar year and deserves to return in 2018
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By Jay Johnson

One of the players on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ roster who had an under-the-radar year in 2018 was right tackle Jermey Parnell, who previously struggled in 2015 and 2016 with the team. The good folks at Bleacher Report would likely agree with that statement as he graded out to be their No. 9 ranked right tackle of their NFL 1000 series. Check out the praise and attributes he received courtesy of Bleacher report scout Duke Manyweather:

Pass Protection: 18/25

Run Block: 15/20

Power: 20/25

Agility: 15/20

Position Value: 8/10

Overall Grade: 76/100

Jacksonville’s Jermey Parnell turned in his best season as a full-time starter in 2017 […] In the running game, Parnell generates power at the point of attack and is able to strike, leverage, drive and finish defenders. He plays with a nasty disposition and sets the tone for the physical Jacksonville offensive line.

As the offensive line’s most physically imposing player, Parnell finally lived up to his stature after getting off to a slow start in the first two years of his tenure with the Jags. Other than Brandon Linder, he had the best season of any of the Jags’ starting five, paving massive lanes on the right side, and he brought a degree of nastiness like no other into the Jags’ offense. Furthermore, he drastically decreased his penalty rate and only had three in 2017 after having 16 in 2015-16. In the process of his career-year, Parnell started in 13 of 16 regular season games and in all of the Jags’ postseason...

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