The 2017 was Yannick Ngakoue’s coming out party in the NFL. The third-round pick in 2016, he registered 12 sacks, had made a name for himself as a strip-sack artist and was one of the rising pass rushers in the league.
Then 2018 happened. The Jaguars didn’t come close to achieving what was expected of them. The sack totals dropped off, the pass rush wasn’t as dominant and the Jaguars, who were believed to be a good bet to make it to Super Bowl 53 after the second week in the NFL season, where an afterthought.