A look at the Jaguars All-25
Compiled by Daniela Toporek
After watching WR Keelan Cole’s 102-yard TD get called back, along with multiple helmet losses from backup QB, Gardner Minshew II, in the preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens, Jaguar fans are more than eager to see what the future holds for the 2019 season. Although no one can predict the future, the Recorder can honor the past.
The Jaguars All-25 is a recognition of the top 25 inactive players in franchise history. Here’s a look at the next batch of five players who were honored throughout July. Look for 16-20 in last week’s sports section, and for more outstanding Jags in coming weeks.
15. OL Kevin Hardy
Jacksonville’s first round draft pick in 1996 and No. 2 overall, Kevin Hardy, was named to the 1996 All-Rookie team by the Pro Football Writers of America. In 1999, he led all AFC linebackers with 10.5 sacks. With 28.4 sacks while in Jacksonville, Hardy ranks No. 6 in career sacks in Jaguar history.
4. OL Leon Searcy
Searcy was the 11th overall pick in the 1992 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. While with the Jaguars, he starred in all 63 games as right tackle. In those four years, he was never flagged for holding or a false start and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1999.
13. C/G Brad Meester
Meester blocked for two Pro Bowl running backs, Maurice Jones Drew and Fred Taylor, while with the Jaguars. He owns the longest streak for consecutive games started and has the most seasons played (14) and game appearances than any other player in Jags history. In the 209 games he started, Meester played as LG for the first 48 and C for the last 161.
12. LB Daryl Smith
Smith started 124 out of 126 games and played 9 seasons for the Jaguars. Selected 39th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft, Smith received AFC Defensive Player of the Week in the 2010 game against the Dever Broncos and is a Jaguars all-time leader with 1,089 career tackles.
11. LB Paul Posluszny
Posluszny appeared in 100 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars and made 984 tackles, which is the second-most in Jags history. He totaled 1,381 tackles, 16 sacks, eight forced fumbles and three recovered fumbles. Posluszny totaled 11 INTs with the franchise – the most in its history.
More players will be published each week in the Recorder. For more information, visit www.jaguars.com/all25.