Jaguars' addition of Calais Campbell will make biggest impact in AFC South

Calais Campbell's ability to pressure quarterbacks should help the Jaguars force more turnovers, a problem area for the team in recent seasons. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Which free-agent signing will have the biggest impact in the division? ESPN's AFC South reporters give their picks:

Sarah Barshop, Texans reporter: A.J. Bouye will not only help solidify the Jacksonville Jaguars' defense, but he joins the 23-year-old Jalen Ramsey to form what could be the best cornerback duo in the NFL next season. Bouye was part of the second-ranked secondary with the Texans last season, and he finished the year as their top cornerback. The Jaguars gave Bouye a five-year, $67.5 million deal after his best season -- and the only one in which he was a starter -- but he will be a great addition to the Jaguars' secondary if he can match or improve upon the production he had in his final year in Houston.

Michael DiRocco, Jaguars reporter: Bouye leaving Houston for Jacksonville might have the most long-term impact because it gives the Jaguars one of the best corner duos in the NFL. But the signing that will have the biggest impact in 2017 is the Jaguars' addition of defensive end Calais Campbell. The Jaguars ranked sixth in total defense last season, but their weaknesses were the pass rush and a lack of turnovers. Campbell has 56.5 sacks in his nine seasons and has recorded at least five sacks in the past eight seasons, including a career-high nine in 2013 and eight last season. The Jaguars' pass rush was hit and miss and Campbell brings some much-needed consistency. A better pass rush usually means more chances to create turnovers, which is something the Jaguars have struggled to do. They have forced the fewest turnovers since 2014 (51) and Jacksonville defensive backs have intercepted just 11 passes in the past three seasons. That's by far the worst in the division (Houston DBs picked off 46).

Paul Kuharsky, Titans reporter: With no significant quarterback addition in the division (yet), the most impactful addition is a guy who will do plenty to disrupt quarterbacks. New Jacksonville defensive end Calais Campbell is a big addition to the Jaguars' front. On the same line with Malik Jackson, Dante Fowler and Abry Jones, he will give some tackles, quarterbacks and offenses real headaches. Campbell will also give the Jaguars a vocal leader they might have been lacking. Sure, we've seen the Jaguars add plenty of talent in recent years and not get improved results. But Campbell's arrival shouldn't be judged against previous free-agent production or the team's win-loss record before he was part of things. Campbell is No. 1 and his teammate, cornerback A.J. Bouye, may well rate as No. 2.

Mike Wells, Colts reporter: The Jaguars will need to rely on their defense if Blake Bortles doesn't show much improvement at quarterback. That's why signing defensive end Calais Campbell was a significant move for them. Campbell has 56.5 sacks in his nine-year career and he's had at least five sacks in a season eight straight years. Jacksonville was tied for 19th in the NFL in sacks with 33 last season. Campbell will join a defensive line that also features Yannick Ngakoue (eight sacks), Malik Jackson (6.5 sacks) and Dante Fowler (four sacks). That's a formidable group the Jaguars will put on the field to pursue quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Marcus Mariota in the AFC South.