3. Better kick and punt returning
One facet of the game the Jackets regularly struggle with is their kick and punt returning. The Jackets averaged just 19.4 yards on kick returns and 7.3 yards per punt return.
No matter how good a team’s offense is, if they can’t get decent field position off their special teams, it’s not going to end up well. In 2018, Paul Johnson and his coaching staff will love to have an actual return game.
According to College Football Reference, the Jackets have never had a single special teams touchdown via punt return or kick return in the Paul Johnson era. Perhaps that will change in 2018 but don’t hold your breath.
The Jackets offense is full of guys with speed, so why not use somebody who has the speed to beat defenders? A name to watch for is WR Adonicas Sanders.