Jacksonville Jaguars mailbag

Got questions about the Jacksonville Jaguars? I’ll try to answer a representative selection of them every Saturday. Submit your questions via Twitter to @ESPNdirocco.

@ESPNdirocco: There's a decent chance, but if people are expecting Aaron Colvin to be a starter and play every defensive snap, they're going to be disappointed. He's going to be eased onto the field. Plus, Demetrius McCray and Dwayne Gratz are playing pretty well. The rest of this season is about getting Colvin some experience and making sure his repaired knee is fine. He'll compete for a starting job next season.

@ESPNdirocco: You can't tell if a player is a bust or a potential Pro Bowl player after five games, so anyone that makes either judgment is way off target. Blake Bortles hasn't played well the past two games and is a turnover machine right now. That shouldn't surprise anyone because Bortles is a rookie. You also can see his potential and why the Jaguars liked him enough to take him with the third pick.

@ESPNdirocco: It's impossible to give you names because no one truly knows which players will be available. For instance, Cleveland tight end Jordan Cameron is scheduled to become a free agent, and that's a position I can see the Jaguars addressing. But the Browns could sign him to a contract extension next month. The Jaguars' biggest needs are pass rusher, speed at linebacker, tight end and more depth along the offensive line. They'll address some of those spots in free agency.

@ESPNdirocco: What you're saying is that throwing a lot of interceptions as a rookie doesn't necessarily mean a quarterback will be a bust, and I agree with that. I also don't see why fans are worried about Bortles' future at this point. He has played in six games. Is he turning the ball over a lot? Yup, but he's got to go through these situations in order to grow from them.

@ESPNdirocco: I think the Jaguars are going to stick with Ace Sanders as the punt returner this season. If he doesn't improve, then they could address it in the offseason, but remember that Tandon Doss (injured reserve) led the NFL in punt return yardage in 2013 so he's an option for next season as well.

@ESPNdirocco: You nailed it. Marcedes Lewis will certainly help in the running game, especially when it comes to sealing the edge and allowing the backs to get outside. He also will give the Jaguars a target in the middle of the field, and that should help open things up on the outside as well.

@ESPNdirocco: Marqise Lee is still having some issues with the offense. He is still unsure of the adjustments he's supposed to make to his routes based on coverages and he's not consistent with the depth of his routes yet. He's coming along, though, and I expect him to become more involved in the second half of the season as things begin to click.

@ESPNdirocco: Telvin Smith is still a rookie trying to find his way in the defense, still unsure of where he's supposed to be all the time, and relying on his athletic ability to compensate. He is playing better than earlier in the season and is going to get more reps at weakside linebacker, especially when the Jaguars are in nickel. He seems to have a knack for making plays, too, which is something the Jaguars really need at linebacker.

@ESPNdirocco: Even though he has struggled the last two games, I'm still giving it to Bortles. Outside of the first half of the season opener, the offense was nonfunctional until he got on the field.

@ESPNdirocco: I don't believe so. I picked the Bengals to win 21-18.