Joe Schobert – LB
As stated above, the Jaguars have a couple of studly linebackers and while Myles Jack gets a bit more notoriety, Joe Schobert is arguably the better player. This guy has been flying under the radar his entire career but is a solid player who just makes plays every single Sunday afternoon, Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday afternoon, or Thursday night.
Schobert has quietly put together a hell of a 2020 campaign. He’s got an impressive 93 tackles on the season with three tackles for a loss, half a sack, one interception, and a forced fumble. The guy is a silent playmaker and one the Vikings must be aware of.
If the Jaguars are going to win this game, they are going to have to win the turnover battle. That means Cousins will need to not force any balls into Schobert’s vicinity. He can cover well and has shown a nose for sniping the ball when it is in the air. The backs and receivers are also going to make sure they have the ball secured as Schobert has a propensity for knocking that thing loose. The Jaguars will be aware this is their best shot of winning and will surely be looking to create those turnover opportunities as often as possible.
After the way this year has gone, it's now clear we can label some of the Minnesota Vikings recent draft selections as busts.
Joe Schobert may not be a household name, but he’s a player the Minnesota Vikings have to be concerned about and ready for. If they underestimate him and his abilities, they could find themselves in another disappointing home loss.