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2019 NFL Draft: Zach Goodall’s Jaguars Top-10 Big Board

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Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the number third overall pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The days are dwindling down, both towards the 2019 NFL Draft as well as the sun setting on my time here with the Locked On Jaguars brand that has reached heights beyond what I could have imagined when I began to build this outlet from the ground-up.

As both events are happening in unison, let’s go out having some fun.

Almost every player expected to be drafted in the top ten picks of the 2019 NFL Draft has been linked to the Jacksonville Jaguars, in some way, shape, or form. Up until the Nick Foles signing, quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray (and even Drew Lock every now and then) where the frequent selection in mock drafts everywhere.

Post-Foles signing, the mocks have been all over the place. Florida Gators right tackle Jawaan Taylor has been a popular candidate for anyone who believes JAX will go offensive line at 7th overall – however, Alabama OL Jonah Williams has been a late riser. Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson has a corner of the fanbase to himself, considering Foles’ vast success with tight ends in the past. Oh, and the strength of the defensive line class has had plenty of folks believe the Jaguars could enter this draft with a “best player available” approach, and perhaps targeting Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat, Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver, even Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams if he were to fall down the board.

I guess what I’m saying is no one knows anything with 100% certainty about who Jacksonville is going to pick, until that draft card gets read.

In that case, I’ve put together my own personal top-10 big board for the Jaguars, based on how I would approach the 7th overall pick. This was all put together from a mix of my own scouting, opinion of the Jaguars’ needs, what role each player would serve, and things of that nature.

Let’s get down to it.

1. Quinnen Williams, defensive lineman, Alabama

6-3, 303, 33 1/4″ arms, testing scores

Is it a hot take to view Quinnen Williams as the superior prospect to Nick Bosa? Yes? No? Maybe so? Hear me out.

Yes, Williams only has one year of production – dominant production, but I digress – heading into the draft. He served as depth at Alabama previous to 2018 with Da’Ron Payne, D’Shawn Hand, and Joshua Frazier ahead of him on the defensive line rotation – all three players were drafted in 2018.

But the presence Williams had on the field for the Crimson Tide in 2018 went unmatched compared to any defensive lineman in the country. Eight sacks, 19.5 tackles for loss, and ranking No. 1 in both run-stop % and pass rush productivity among defensive line prospects according to PFF is hard to match.

It’s hard to find any weakness in Williams’ game other than his lack of playing time before 2018, but that doesn’t scare me. He’s going to dominate NFL offensive lines, and he’s going to start doing that very early in his career. While he may be best suited to play 3-technique, I believe he can plug-and-play-and-produce anywhere on the defensive line. Williams is the most sure-thing in this draft, and considering how important interior pressure is in today’s NFL, gimme gimme gimme.

Prospects like Williams are rare to come by, and if he somehow falls to the 7th overall pick, Jacksonville would be silly to pass in him even with their needs on offense. I just can’t envision Williams falling that far at all.

2. Nick Bosa, defensive end, Ohio State

6-3 3/4, 266, 33″ arms, testing scores

Rushing the passer is in Nick Bosa’s blood. His brother, Joey Bosa, has recorded 28.5 sacks and 35 tackles for loss in 35 career games with the Los Angeles Chargers. And his father, John Bosa, recorded seven sacks in three seasons with the Miami Dolphins in the late 1980s.

In three seasons at Ohio State, Bosa recorded 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss, as well as two forced fumbles and two batted passes. Pro Football Focus has Bosa down for 77 QB hurries on 581 pass rush snaps over the past three seasons. Bosa is incredibly disruptive off of the edge in both the pass and run game, and will become a team’s premier edge rusher for years to come so long as he stays healthy.

However, Bosa missed most of the 2018 season due to a bilateral core muscle injury, which required a complete groin surgery. That’s a little more than a minor injury and is part of what separates Williams from Bosa on my board. All signs point to a full recovery but needing groin surgery as a premier draft prospect is something to keep in mind.

Bosa is most likely not falling past the San Francisco 49ers at the 2nd overall pick, but if he does, he’d be a perfect heir to Calais Campbell at defensive end opposite of Yannick Ngakoue to extend the life of Jacksonville’s premier pass rushing tandem… so long as Ngakoue receives the contract extension he deserves.

3. Dwayne Haskins, quarterback, Ohio State

6-3 3/8, 231, testing scores, Locked On Jaguars scouting report

Gasp.

It’s unpopular at this point to wish for the Jaguars to select a quarterback in the first round, only a month removed from the free agency signing of quarterback Nick Foles, but this is an idea I’ve been an advocate of for a while, even though I understand it is not likely.

The Jaguars have had a ton of interest in Haskins for quite some time. The team, including a high-ranking executive on numerous occasions, live-scouted him at least five times in 2018, per sources. The team met with Haskins at the NFL Combine as well. If Nick Foles didn’t sign with Jacksonville in free agency, I would have bet a lot of money on Haskins wearing black and teal.

But considering Foles has yet to start and finish 16 games in any of his seven career seasons, and has shown some inconsistencies as a starter in the same time frame, you have to wonder if Jacksonville would be best served with a Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers approach to their quarterback position. Especially when you understand their significant interest in Haskins previously. Haskins sat and learned behind J.T. Barrett – a QB that Haskins is far superior to in hindsight – and you never heard a peep from him. He understood his time would come, and rather than creating drama, he was patient and awaited that opportunity as he grew as a QB. In fact, he’s even said he’d do it again at the NFL level:

If Jacksonville were to double-dip at QB with Haskins, he’d face the same situation here with Nick Foles. Both are considered “team-first” guys, so it’s safe to assume Foles would take on a mentoring role for Haskins to eventually take his spot a couple of seasons down the line. And as previously noted, Haskins has lived that story before.

4. T.J. Hockenson, tight end, Iowa

6-4 3/4, 251, 32 1/4″ arms, testing scores, LOJ scouting report

T.J. Hockenson is the best tight end prospect I’ve ever evaluated. It’s that simple.

Nick Foles targeted tight ends on 33% of his passing attempts over the past two seasons, one of them being Zach Ertz who is in the top tier of tight ends in the NFL. It’s that simple.

Hockenson is essentially a sixth offensive lineman when lining up to block, he’s that effective and polished and can create extra lanes in the run game for a Jaguars team that loves to run the football. On top of his polished blocking skills, Hockenson is an incredibly athletic receiver for his size, testing in the 68th percentile and higher among NFL TEs on every athletic test other than the bench press at the NFL Combine.

He wins vertically with contested catch skills and an impressive catch radius, and is a smooth route runner across the middle of the field and releasing vertically. Hockenson is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses that will require specific game-planning in order to shut him down as he grows into a prominent NFL role.

5. Jonah Williams, offensive lineman, Alabama

6-4 1/2, 302, 33 5/8″ arms, testing scores, LOJ scouting report

While the near-consensus mock candidate has been Jawaan Taylor should the Jaguars go offensive line at 7th overall, Jonah Williams is a much more polished prospect, with a ton of college honors to back up his on-field product and the versatility to be a chess-piece on a Jaguars offensive line that was severely banged up in 2018.

Whether he moves back to right tackle to once again bookend a line with former Alabama teammate Cam Robinson, sticks at left tackle and move Robinson to right, or move inside to right guard, there’s a starting position somewhere in Jacksonville for Williams. And if a player goes down with an injury at any position, Williams is versatile enough to move into their spot with, say, Will Richardson filling in where Williams previously played – most likely right tackle.

Williams’ position coach at Alabama, Brent Key, is very close with Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, and is on record for influencing the team’s selection of Cam Robinson in the past. Could Key do the same with Williams, who he has labeled as a “special” player?

6. Montez Sweat, defensive end, Mississippi State

6-5 3/4, 260, 35 3/4″ arms, testing scores

If there is one word to define Montez Sweat, it’s “freak”.

Sweat ran a 4.41 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine, which ranks in the 99th percentile among NFL DEs. Add to that a 92nd percentile broad jump at 125″, an 83rd percentile 3-cone drill of 7 seconds flat, an 81st percentile vertical jump of 36″… Montez Sweat is a rare specimen. His height ranks in the 88th percentile, and arm length in the 97th, as well.

Sweat has been diagnosed with an “enlarged heart” that is pushing him down or off team draft boards entirely, but there’s a history of players with similar conditions – Mo Hurst, Star Loutlelei, and Nick Fairley to name a few – who weren’t affected by their heart condition and have gone on to play in the NFL. Considering he has been cleared to fully participate and play in the NFL, Sweat’s condition does not scare me away.

The former Mississippi State standout recorded 22.5 sacks and 30.5 tackles for loss in two seasons there. Sweat would immediately serve as a third down pass rushing specialist and eventually replace Calais Campbell at 5-technique defensive end opposite of Ngakoue.

7. Jawaan Taylor, right tackle, Florida

6-5, 312, 35 1/8″ arms, testing scores, LOJ scouting report

Jawaan Taylor has won this draft process more than almost any prospect out there. Following two okay seasons at Florida, Taylor was much improved as a player in 2018 under a new coaching staff and has ascended into top-10 pick talks.

But I’m not as big a fan of him as others. Do I think he’s going to be a good NFL right tackle? Yes, absolutely. Do I think he will be great? That I’m not certain of, as I believe he still has some technical deficiencies that need grooming and to fix his serious penalty issues.

However, his size profile does match perfectly with what the Jaguars generally look for in an offensive tackle, he took a top-30 visit to Jacksonville immediately following his Pro Day, and the Jaguars have some work to do on the right side of their offensive line as Will Richardson is an unknown at this point. He wouldn’t be my favorite pick, but at the end of the day I’d understand the idea behind the Jaguars selecting Taylor if that’s what ends up happening. I just vastly prefer Jonah Williams.

8. Ed Oliver, defensive tackle, Houston

6-1 7/8, 287, 31 3/4″ arms, testing scores

Oliver falls out of my top seven on the big board, just outside of the Jaguars pick, because while I believe Oliver will be a stud at the next level with elite explosive traits, I also believe he’s best served as a strict 3-technique. And Jacksonville invested a first round pick in 2018 on the 3-technique position in Taven Bryan – who proved in 2018 that he, too, is strictly a 3-tech.

Even though Oliver is undoubtedly a better prospect than Bryan was coming out,I’m not a fan of burning first round picks on the same type of player in back to back years. That makes the previous pick totally redundant and becomes a waste of an asset. If I was more confident in Oliver as a “big-end” 5-technique, I’d have ranked Oliver higher. But his lack of length makes me believe he wouldn’t be a good fit there, whereas I’m 100% confident in his ability to be a stud defensive tackle.

If Jacksonville wants to give up on the Taven Bryan experiment in favor of Oliver, so be it, and Oliver would certainly be an upgrade. Oliver recorded 13.5 sacks and 53 tackles for loss in three years at Houston. I just don’t love that logic.

9. Noah Fant, tight end, Iowa

6-4 1/8, 249, 33 1/3″ arms, testing scores

Noah Fant, like his teammate T.J. Hockenson who is listed above, has the potential to be a game-changing NFL tight end. Just, in a different way than Hockenson.

Fant is a dynamic receiver with insane athleticism and route-running ability for a player of his stature. While Hockenson is a polished route runner himself, Fant is more of an explosive playmaker at each level of the playing field than Hockenson.

The downside with Fant is that he isn’t nearly the blocker that Hockenson is. He does well in space against receivers but struggles when playing in-line or as a lead blocker vs. defensive linemen and linebackers, which is going to push him down Jacksonville’s draft board with their emphasis on blocking ability. Fant has also suffered from his share of drops with 13 in three seasons, which is something that hurt Jacksonville a good bit in 2018. This is likely coachable, however.

Regardless, Fant would provide the Jaguars with a huge mismatch playing “big slot” and outside as a receiver in the pass game. He recorded 1083 yards and 19 touchdowns on 78 receptions dating back to 2016.

10. Josh Allen, defensive end/outside linebacker, Kentucky

6-4 7/8, 262, 33 1/2″ arms, testing scores

Unlike Montez Sweat, I don’t see Allen fitting as well at 5-technique as an eventual replacement for Calais Campbell, which knocks him down my board despite being generally viewed as a top-five talent in this class. If the Jaguars were to select Allen, I’d be skeptical as to whether or not they plan on giving Yannick Ngakoue a contract extension, as Allen is better suited as a wide-pass rusher and working in space.

That is, unless they change their philosophy on defense. And the hiring of Dom Capers, former defensive coordinator who ran a 3-4 defense, could mean just that. Jacksonville could choose to get more versatile in their defensive looks beyond their typical four man front. Should Jacksonville elect to mix things up and include a standing pass rusher in some of their packages, Allen becomes a lot more appealing. Although Leon Jacobs played well at SAM in his rookie year, Allen would also fit the Jaguars 4-3 under-SAM role in base where he can drop into coverage on occasion.

Allen recorded 31.5 sacks and 42 tackles for loss for Kentucky in four seasons. He also forced 11 fumbles, intercepted a pass, and defended eight passes.

Zach Goodall covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for the Locked On Jaguars podcast and website. Follow him on Twitter @zach_goodall.

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What should the Jaguars do at linebacker with Myles Jack?

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Oct 14, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack (44) warms up prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Due to the unexpected leave of absence by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith, the Jaguars have found themselves in a precarious situation. Telvin Smith had been the Jaguars starting weak-side linebacker since his rookie year in 2014. Starting 69 games since 2014 Smith has accumulated a total of 445 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and nine interceptions.

The Jaguars are going to absolutely struggle to replace his production, regardless of how anyone felt about how he played during the 2018-2019 season. The first name which comes to mind in discussing what should happen at the weak-side linebacker position is Myles Jack.

Prior to 2018, Jack started all over the field for the Jaguars. During the 2017 season, Jack was the Jaguars starting middle linebacker in nickel situations — splitting time with former Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny in base formations. Finally being allowed to start full time for the Jaguars, Jack had a solid season by all accounts accumulating 107 combined tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception — his best season statistically as a Jaguar.

One of the primary issues the Jaguars have had on defense has been communication issues. Communication issues can come from any level of the defense, however, the middle linebacker is essentially the quarterback. He calls the plays in the huddle or just prior to the snap, and lines everyone up. Having someone more experienced or as experienced as Jack at this position is crucial. This begs the question — should Myles Jack move to weak-side linebacker?

Jack recently spoke out against the idea of moving to Will talking to John Reid of Jacksonville.com and other local media members at Calais Campbell’s second annual bowling classic event, “I’m playing Mike ’backer, there’s no question about it,” Jack stated. “Obviously, there’s no secret we’re going to have to find a Will (weak-side linebacker). As for me, I’m playing Mike until my time up here in Jacksonville is done.″

It is completely understandable why Jack would not want to change positions as he has his entire career thus far in Jacksonville. The Jaguars should think long and hard about which configuration is best for the football team. Having to throw in someone new such as Jake Ryan immediately into the fray could potentially ruin any good momentum you already had at the position.

One of the best possible outcomes would be for rookie third-round pick Quincy Williams to win the weak-side linebacker battle outright. Although he is obviously very raw coming out of Murray State, the Jaguars stated in their post-draft presser that Williams has “starter traits”. If they have to move Jack, there will be potentially three completely new starters for the Jaguars at the linebacker positions on opening day. The Jaguars will likely want to keep the defense intact going into the 2019 season.

Jake Ryan was signed by the Jaguars earlier this offseason. And although he has plenty of experience at inside linebacker — two years starting with the Packers –, he is not even one year removed from a torn ACL. Not only will Ryan be behind in terms of on-field play, but he is also brand new to the Jaguars defense — although it is someone vanilla. All of the struggles Jack had at MLB last year may be amplified with Ryan this year.

Potential Starting Combinations:

WLB — Quincy Williams
MLB — Myles Jack
SLB — Jake Ryan

Pros:

  • Myles Jack stays at one position for longer than a season
  • Jaguars can get Jake Ryan on the field in some capacity

Cons:

  • Rookie weak-side linebacker

WLB — Quincy Williams
MLB — Myles Jack

SLB — Josh Allen

Pros:

  • Myles Jack at a consistent position
  • Josh Allen playing a primary role on defense
  • The speed at the LB position

Cons:

  • Lack of experience at two LB spots
  • Myles Jack possibly not at “natural” position

WLB — Myles Jack
MLB — Jake Ryan

SLB — Josh Allen

Pros:

  • Myles Jack moves back to his natural position
  • Jake Ryan offers veteran experience and leadership at MLB position
  • Josh Allen gains experience at linebacker in year one

Cons:

  • Myles Jack moving positions again
  • Jake Ryan first-year Jaguars MLB coming off a torn ACL

Solution: 

The Jaguars may feel the best configuration for their initial starting lineup at linebacker will be to allow Myles Jack to start his contract year at middle linebacker. Jack — having a full year starting at MLB — will be much more comfortable and allow the Jaguars to have some continuity at the position for the first time in three years. This leaves Quincy Williams as the starter at weak-side linebacker in his rookie year.

Whether it be Jake Ryan starting out at SAM or Josh Allen, the Jaguars should be happy about the production coming from the strong-side linebacker position. Josh Allen may not start out right away due to being primarily in a pass-rushing role during his rookie year, however — with experience –, he may be able to give the Jaguars no choice in the matter.

The most uncomfortable part of this formation would be the Jaguars starting two rookies on their defense. Inexperience on the Jaguars defense could be their Achilles heel. If the Jaguars were to start both rookies at linebacker, the Jaguars would have a combined 10 starts between four starters in the Jaguars defense. Jarrod Wilson and Ronnie Harrison have started 10 games together.

Whatever the Jaguars choose initially with their starting combination at linebacker, it could very easily be changed before the regular season begins. The Jaguars did not want to have to make this many changes to their defense in such a short period, however, Telvin Smith has forced their hand.

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REPORT: Jaguars workout free agent RB Mike Gillislee

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Aug 9, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Mike Gillislee (35) stiff arms Washington Redskins linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton (51) during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

As the Jaguars prepare to open up voluntary OTAs next week, they are still forming their ideal 90-man roster. A position which has been completely revamped has been the RB position. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jaguars brought in former Patriots and Saints RB Mike Gillislee for a workout.

Gillislee most recently played for the New Orleans Saints only seeing action in four games accumulating 43 yards on 16 attempts and zero touchdowns. His most successful season came as a member of the Buffalo Bills where he accumulated 576 yards on 101 attempts and nine touchdowns.

The Jaguars attempted to sign him last year, however, he signed with the Saints. The Jaguars may want to simply do their due diligence on a running back they had a prior interest in, just in case.

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Jaguars 53-Man Roster Prediction: Undrafted city of the south?

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Sep 11, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A view of the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium during the second half of a football game at EverBank Field.The Green Bay Packers won 27-23. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

May 9th was a busy day for the Jaguars. On top of Telvin Smith announcing that he will step away from football for the 2019 season, they also finalized their 90-man roster. I wanted to take a deeper dive into each position to see who will make the final roster. There is a lot of talent the Jaguars will have to part within these coming months.

I will be breaking down each position individually.

Quarterback (3): 

Nick Foles (Starter), Gardner Minshew (Backup), Alex McGough (3rd String)

The true battle here is between Alex McGough and Tanner Lee for a roster spot.

Runningback (4):

Leonard Fournette (Starter), Ryquell Armstead (Backup), Alfred Blue (3rd String), Benny Cunningham (4th String)

I believe Ryquell Armstead will earn the backup position to Leonard Fournette before the season starts. Once Fournette goes down with an injury, don’t be surprised if Armstead blows you away with his talent. Thomas Rawls isn’t likely to make the roster but the Jaguars could give him a roster spot over Benny Cunningham if they so choose.

Wide Receiver (6):

Dede Westbrook (Starter), Marqise Lee (Starter), Chris Conley (Starter), DJ Chark Jr (Backup), Keelan Cole (3rd String), Tyre Brady (4th String)

Tyre Brady is a player who could jeopardize Keelan Cole’s roster spot if he shines in rookie camp. Cole’s performance last year was disappointing, especially after he stood out as an undrafted rookie. Chris Conley, currently, is better than DJ Chark. DJ Chark has the potential to be a good starting wide receiver in the NFL, but he has to develop first.

Tight End (3):

Josh Oliver (Starter), Geoff Swaim (Backup), James O’Shaughnessy (3rd String)

Josh Oliver, Jaguars third-round pick out of San Jose State, will likely be the starter. However, because Oliver has virtually no blocking skills Geoff Swaim will be the lead blocking tight end on the team.

Offensive Tackle (4):

Cam Robinson (Starter), Jawaan Taylor (Starter), Will Richardson (Backup), Josh Wells (Backup)

There aren’t many surprises at this position. The Jaguars former second-round pick, Cam Robinson, and this year’s first-round pick, Jawaan Taylor, will be starters. Jawaan Taylor will compete with Will Richardson for the starting right tackle position. However, it shouldn’t be hard for Taylor to secure that starting spot.

Offensive Guard (4):

Andrew Norwell (Starter), AJ Cann (Starter), KC McDermott (Backup), Donnell Greene (Backup)

AJ Cann could make right guard the biggest need for the Jaguars this coming season. Cann is a bad offensive lineman, who will have the starting role because of lack of competition. It was surprising the Jaguars didn’t draft a guard during the 2019 NFL Draft. Keep an eye out for Donnell Greene, an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota.

Center (2):

Brandon Linder (Starter), Tyler Shatley (Backup)

Brandon Linder, a converted guard, has been outstanding thus far through his career as a center. His starting spot will not be at risk.

Defensive Tackle (5):

Calais Campbell (Starter), Marcell Dareus (Starter), Taven Bryan (Backup), Abry Jones (Backup), Dontavius Russell (3rd String)

In this scenario, I have the Jaguars pushing Calais Campbell inside to defensive tackle. If they chose to start Josh Allen at EDGE, Campbell should be pushed inside as he will beat out Taven Bryan with ease. It isn’t likely the Jaguars chose to do this, but if they do, their defensive line will be scary good.

Defensive End (4):

Yannick Ngakoue (Starter), Josh Allen (Starter), Dawuane Smoot (Backup), Lerentee McCray (Backup)

As I mentioned earlier, I have the Jaguars starting Josh Allen at EDGE instead of Campbell. If the Jaguars decide to start Campbell at EDGE, which is likely, Allen could start for the Jaguars at linebacker if they want to utilize him instantly.

Linebacker (5):

Myles Jack (Starter), Jake Ryan (Starter), Quincy Williams (Starter), Leon Jacobs (Backup), Joe Giles-Harris (Backup)

Quincy Williams, the shocking third-round pick, has a good chance to start since Telvin Smith will not play football in this upcoming season. If the Jaguars choose to play Josh Allen at linebacker, he would fit best at strong-side linebacker. So, they could shift Myles Jack over to weak-side linebacker and have Jake Ryan start at middle linebacker instead. If that happens, Quincy Williams will not start. Once Telvin Smith broke the news that he will not return this year, the chances of Joe Giles-Harris’s chances of making the roster skyrocketed. Giles-Harris is a player I personally would have been fine with the Jaguars taking in the third-round over Quincy Williams.

Cornerback (6): 

Jalen Ramsey (Starter), AJ Bouye (Starter), DJ Hayden (Starter), Quenton Meeks (Backup), Saivion Smith (Backup), Tre Herndon (3rd String)

The Jaguars starters here are incredible, that can’t be said about the depth. Quentin Meeks was an undrafted free agent last year who, last season, started in 1 game and played in 8. If the Jaguars chose to sign Saivion Smith and Tre Herndon after rookie camp, there would be 3 undrafted free agents that would be serving as the Jaguars depth. Two of those free agents, Meeks and Smith, were expected to be drafted in the mid rounds of their respective drafts.

Safety (4):

Ronnie Harrison (Starter), Jarrod Wilson (Starter), Cody Davis (Backup), Zedrick Woods (Backup)

Ronnie Harrison played great last season after he beat out Barry Church for the starting strong safety position. Jarrod Wilson is an intriguing player as he has only started 2 games for the Jaguar in his 3 years on the team. Free safety was a position many expected the Jaguars to address in the 2019 NFL Draft, but the Jaguars felt safe with Wilson as the starting free safety. Wilson has the potential to be a good starter, but we will have to wait and see how he turns out.

Kicker (1):

Josh Lambo (Starter)

Punter (1):

Logan Cooke (Starter)

Long snapper (1):

Matt Overton (Starter)

Kick Returner:

DJ Chark (Starter)

Punt Returner:

Dede Westbrook (Starter)

Moves I wouldn’t be shocked to see happen:

QB: Tanner Lee as the 3rd string quarterback over Alex McGough.

RB: Thomas Rawls beating out Benny Cunningham for the 4th string running back position.

WR: The Jaguars dropping Keelan Cole and keeping undrafted free agents Tyre Brady or Dredrick Snelson to fill in his role as a 3rd string wide receiver.

OL: Donnell Greene beating out AJ Cann for the starting right guard position before the season is over with.

DL: The Jaguars utilizing Josh Allen at both EDGE and linebacker.

LB: Joe Giles-Harris starting at weak-side linebacker over Quincy Williams.

CB: The Jaguars signing undrafted free agent Tae Hayes over fellow undrafted free agent Tre Herndon as the 3rd string cornerback.

S: The Jaguars choosing to keep Andrew Wingard over the speedster, Zedrick Woods, as a backup safety.

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