Did anyone know prior to signing Gabe Jackson that he got a game suspension for stomping on Suh? Don’t know what happened there but it’d seem to be the case he doesn’t take much guff from players with nasty reps. I knew only that he was a good OG who was strong in pass pro. This is a key addition He’s a big nasty and will look nice blocking for RW.
It is clear a C is still critically needed.
For grading at mid-term JS gets a solid A- and has show promise and patience. However, there is still lots to get done as things are quite incomplete. Re-signing Dunlap would be brilliant as he’d not count against the comp formula, finding another CB like Dunbar who was a bust last season and may turn out to be priced right would also be a significant W for the same reason and that he could be a player who had an off year with his slow start and the injury spoiled any chance of him showing his abilities here last season. Dunbar would be insurance for LCB and Witherspoon. If JS can get those 2 re-upped he should be assured of a high grade at the end. At present though if this is it he’d only get a skinny pass because as said things are incomplete.
The defence still needs help at DE and CB and the team could benefit greatly from having those two back.
The cap realities faced by the team are of course limiting a speedy resolution of fixing the holes but patience here may reap a nice reward.