4 Jaguars players the Vikings should be most concerned about in Week 13

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Myles Jack – LB

The Jaguars may not have a ton of things going for them on the defensive side of the football but they have a couple of nice linebackers. The first one the Vikings should be concerned about is Myles Jack. Jack is an exceptional athlete who can impact a game in a variety of ways.

He is a major asset against the run and has the ability to make tackles from sideline to sideline. He also has the speed and size to stick stride for stride with running backs and tight ends who dare come his way when running their routes. The dude has 74 tackles on the season with five tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, an interception, a sack, and a few pass breakups.

Jack has been playing with a chip on his shoulder after falling in the draft back in 2016. He was injured late in his final season at UCLA, and teams were concerned about his long-term health. He has proven those concerns to be false.

Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings offense need to be aware of Jack on every single play. Cousins needs to respect his coverage skills and be wary of throwing any pass over the middle. The Vikings linemen should also make it a point of emphasis to get to the second level and take Jack out to ensure Cook has ample room to run. If they ignore this playmaking linebacker, Jack could make enough plays for the Jaguars to pull off the upset.