Looming Large: Kyle Vanden Bosch

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In this new segment, we are going to preview one key player from each of the Jaguars 13 scheduled opponents. As everyone knows, the Jaguars take on their most hated division rival, the Tennessee Titans in week one.

The one player on the Titans that we at JagNation believe is the biggest threat is defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch. Vanden Bosch is entering his third season as a Titan, seventh season overall. Vanden Bosch is one of the league's best pass rushers, even if not many people around the country know his name.

Kyle Vanden Bosch has a nice mixture of size and speed at his position, and his numbers have been impressive ever since signing with the Titans. Vanden Bosch has 19 sacks in the last two seasons, which is even more impressive when you consider that he draws plenty of double-teams, due to a lack of talent across the Titans defensive line.

With the Titans seemingly headed for a setback in 2007 due to key off-season losses, Kyle Vanden Bosch may be the most dangerous player that the Jaguars will have to contend with on opening day. If Vanden Bosch can get around the corner and pressure Byron Leftwich, Tennessee could hang with the Jaguars, who are likely to be heavily favored.

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