Post-Draft Q&A: Mountain West Connection on what linebacker Chad Muma brings to the Jaguars


The Jacksonville Jaguars made seven selections in the 2022 NFL Draft, including two linebackers in the team’s first four picks. One of those linebackers was Chad Muma out of Wyoming. Jacksonville selected Muma in the third round with the 70th overall pick. To help us learn more about Muma, we reached out to Willie Brazil, who covers Wyoming athletics for Mountain West Connection — SB Nation’s home for all Mountain West Conference schools. What should Jaguars fans know about Muma? Let’s find out. 1. For those who may not be too familiar with Wyoming football, how was Muma used in the Cowboys’ defense, and how big of a difference-maker was he for his team? Willie: Chad Muma has been the focal point of the Wyoming defense and arguably the best player on the team and in the Mountain West Conference for the past couple of seasons. He has not only been an exemplary leader on defense and the team’s leading tackler the past two seasons (142 total tackles, 85 solo in 2021), but he has also been an impactful spot-filler on special teams when needed. Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl has been able to trust Muma’s ability to read opposing offenses and he will sorely miss his presence in 2022. Muma’s anticipation and explosiveness make him a diamond in the rough and a potential steal for the Jags in this year’s draft