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.
— NFL (@NFL) April 19, 2019
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.
2. #49ers select
DE Nick Bosa
40 Yard Dash: 4.79
Bench Press: 29
Vertical Jump: 33.5
Broad Jump: 116.0
3 Cone Drill: 7.1
20 Yd Shuttle: 4.14
Video Credit-Harris Highlights (YouTube) pic.twitter.com/L1dt8GrwFN
— Branch Huddle (@BranchHuddle) April 20, 2019
3. Dwayne Haskins, quarterback, Ohio State
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:
Former Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins says he'd be fine sitting on an NFL bench at the beginning of his career pic.twitter.com/C7Evto0bkX
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 23, 2019
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.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) April 19, 2019
4. T.J. Hockenson, tight end, Iowa
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.
T.J. Hockenson's passer rating of 139.1 led the B1G this season. He caught 49 passes, averaged 7.3 yards after the catch per reception and forced 8 missed tackles. pic.twitter.com/k4x29kiMnI
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 21, 2019
5. Jonah Williams, offensive lineman, Alabama
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?
Williams vs Ferrell again. He knows a +length move is coming and his hand technique gets Ferrell off of his plan before it even really starts. Then gets inside the rip move and Ferrell is out of the play.
People are overthinking Jonah Williams' arm length disadvantage. pic.twitter.com/MXdTHq2UeI
— Zach Goodall (@zach_goodall) April 17, 2019
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.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 14, 2019
7. Jawaan Taylor, right tackle, Florida
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.
We’re talking a lot about Jawaan Taylor on the pod tonight and why all the experts have him mocked as the #1 OL in the draft.
#65 for UF pic.twitter.com/24jMTOepdX
— Another Jags Podcast (@AnotherJagsPod) April 8, 2019
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.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 19, 2019
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.
No. 5 on our top 250 players for the draft – Josh Allen.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 22, 2019
Jaguars vs. Titans preview: Keys to success, matchups to watch
Distractions, distrust, disobedience. The Jaguars will have to overcome it all in order to gain a victory on Thursday against the Tennessee Titans.
This week, the Jaguars will play host to the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football. Typically, an 0-2 team facing their archnemesis would have nothing but the game on their minds — especially in a short week. This week, however, has been derailed due to the unexpected trade request by cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
As the Jaguars are wont to do, they have positioned themselves in a terrible spot, and have no one to blame but themselves as to why Ramsey wants out of Jacksonville. First, however, they have a game to play.
Game Time info
- When: Thursday, September 19th, 8:20 PM ET
- Watch: NFL Network, CBS47 locally (click)
- Listen: Jacksonville 1010XL AM, 92.5FM
Five Keys to Success
- Stay healthy
Staying healthy is still the theme of the season. Luckily for the Jaguars, they are getting healthy just in time for their most important matchup of the season against the Titans. Cornerback A.J. Bouye (hip), left tackle Cam Robinson (knee), and swing tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (hamstring) should all be good to go for tonight.
- Contain Derrick Henry
The Jaguars are well aware of the 99-yard touchdown run that embarrassed the team last season. While they are all sick and tired of seeing it, the team will still need to be fully aware of Titans running back Derrick Henry’s presence. Containing him, as they have done sometimes in the past will go a long way to winning this football game.
- Don’t get distracted
This team cannot afford to get distracted. At 0-2, tonight’s game becomes a must-win and getting distracted by the ongoing trade rumors surrounding their star cornerback should not affect them. The players say they are focused on the task at hand but will need to prove it.
- Figure out the offensive line
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said on Wednesday during his post-practice press conference that Cam Robinson and A.J. Cann will be starting tonight at left tackle and right guard, respectively. However, Marrone also indicated that he would not be surprised if guard/tackle Will Richardson and swing-tackle Cedric Ogbuehi get some playing time. The Jaguars need to figure out their five best offensive linemen and play them for the remainder of the season.
- Free Gardner Minshew
Last week the Jaguars let rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew loose for the final possession of the game. This week, they will need to let him loose the entire game. There’s no reason to have kid gloves on Minshew anymore. The running game has been almost nonexistent the first two weeks of the season, and the offensive line is finally getting healthy. Let Minshew-mania rock the bank tonight, and hope the “Souther Swagger” connection between himself and receiver DJ Chark, continues.
- Myles Jack vs. Derrick Henry
It is well documented what went down during their last matchup, and one player who is well aware of the Play? Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack. Jack was one of the key players who missed multiple tackles on Henry during the teams’ last meeting. Jack will need to be on his A-game tonight as the Titans absolutely will look to recreate it.
Derrick Henry with 99-yard run!pic.twitter.com/G16Oz96gPS
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 7, 2018
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Jalen Ramsey
This is kind of tongue-in-cheek, but the Jaguars will need to have the disgruntled corner reeled in for the game tonight. There is no doubt Jalen Ramsey does not want to become a distraction, however, he simply is. If he can go out and play at a high level — as he has done for the past 50 games — the Jaguars should be in good shape tonight.
- Jaguars offensive line vs. Titans pass rushers
The Titans pass rush is nothing to scoff at. Newly acquired outside linebacker Cameron Wake already has 2.5 sacks on the season, and will be looking for more against a rusty left tackle in Robinson. The Jaguars offensive line is still in flux and dealing with Wake and Titans defensive tackle Jurell Casey will be a tough task.
Players to watch
Gardner Minshew — The rookie quarterback is looking to build off of his impressive late-game heroics last week against the Houston Texans, and an impressive week one performance. The Jaguars will need to keep the rookie grounded, but allow him to play his game all the same.
Jalen Ramsey — Just keep an eye out here. Does Ramsey continue business-as-usual or does his antics during last week’s game — which ultimately led to his trade demand — continue? Our guess is Ramsey plays as if nothing is going on away from the field as he typically has.
This could be Ramsey’s last game — or more likely last home game — in a Jaguars uniform. Fans will have some mixed emotions, however, there is no argument about how much Ramsey has meant to this franchise over the past three seasons.
It is still baffling the Jaguars organization allowed it to get to this point, but here we are.
Leonard Fournette — Fournette has to play better than he did against the Houston Texans. Although he impressed with a couple of receptions, his play on inside runs left a lot to be desired. The Titans have the worst missed tackle percentage through two weeks this season (26%), and Fournette along with the Jaguars must take advantage.
It is worth noting that offensive coordinator John DeFilippo told members of the media on Tuesday he does not mind the number of repetitions Fournette has received. That trend should continue today. Last week, Fournette played on 65/67 offensive snaps.
Cam Robinson — The Jaguars offensive tackle will make his regular-season debut tonight playing for the first time in over a year. Robinson told Locked On Jaguars after practice on Wednesday while there will be some rust, he is excited and anxious to finally get out on the field.
Official game prediction: Jaguars 24, Titans 21 — Jaguars somehow overcome all the distractions and rally around their rookie quarterback.
FILM ROOM: Jaguars receiver DJ Chark is building a résumé
Drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Jaguars receiver DJ Chark is growing into the number one receiver the team envisioned.
After recording only 14 receptions for 174 yards during his rookie year, Jaguars receiver DJ Chark is slowly turning into a legitimate go-to receiver for the Jaguars. Only two games into the 2019 season, Chark has already accumulated 11 receptions for 201 yards and two touchdowns.
Hard work and dedication to his craft during the offseason is beginning to pay off. The young receiver believes his confidence level is growing. “A lot,” Chark told Locked On Jaguars when asked about how much his confidence level has grown. “Just from knowing where to be, when to be there. Knowing the offense. Knowing the routine. All that helped me out a lot.”
Every offseason, while players work on everything, they typically hone in on one specific area. For Chark? “My routes. That’s the biggest thing,” Chark said. “Getting in-and-out of breaks, understanding my playbook, and just tweaking small things in my game.”
While the second-year wide receiver is confident heading into week three, he knows there’s a lot he needs to do to get better. “I think I’ve been doing well, but I haven’t had a perfect game,” Chark said when asked if he was satisfied with his game. “A lot to work on, a lot to get better at. Also we 0-2. A lot we need to work on, so not satisfied, no.”
Typically, it takes about a year for a receiver to truly get into a rhythm as far as the speed of the game, knowing where to be, how to be there, and all of the little things that a receiver needs to understand. Chark has seemingly met at least some of those goals, and while he still has a lot to work on, the first two weeks into the 2019 season has been a fantastic start.
Last week against the Houston Texans, Chark accounted for seven receptions (nine targets) for 55 yards and a touchdown. The two incompletions came on an overthrown ball from rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew, and a fantastic pass breakup made by Texans’ cornerback Lonnie Johnson.
Chark has built a close bond with the Minshew. Something he says is due to the “southern swagger.” Minshew was born and raised in Mississippi while Chark was born and raised in Louisianna. “We from the south,” Chark said when asked about the chemistry the two have together. “It just works that way.”
The two will hope to continue growing together as a dynamic duo over the course of the season.
Shortly after the Jaguars loss to the Houston Texans last Sunday, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone was very complimentary of the second-year receiver out of Louisiana State University stating, “I think it’s consistency…He’s a guy that can go in there and make plays and someone that is going to keep getting better and better.”
The team hopes Chark continues to show promise as the season progresses. Having ready-made chemistry with Minshew certainly helps.
Onto the film room:
Thoughts: Probably the best aspect of Chark’s game is his ability to travel from one side of the field to the other effortlessly, and with speed. Chark ran a 4.34 40-yard dash during the combine in 2018, and it shows on the crossing route ran against the Texans last week.
During his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo complimented the receiver on how much work he is putting in running all over the field.
What might seem simple at first glance, Chark does a fantastic job at maintaining inside leverage with the corner while creating separation with his speed. The reception itself illustrates a consistency with his hands — something receiver had not been able to find throughout his football career.
Thoughts: Chark made good on his “southern swagger” connection on Sunday. The Louisiana native breaks on his crossing route and follows Minshew throughout to give the rookie quarterback a clear, and clean opening for a would-be game-tying touchdown. The growth and maturity in his game is obvious.
DeFilippo agrees with Chark’s opinion that his confidence is certainly growing. “He’s running across on the touchdown pass and he points up to the sky like they put it up for me,” DeFilippo said when speaking about Chark on Tuesday.
Once again, Chark uses his hands to haul in a perfectly placed football thrown by his rookie quarterback. With his confidence level rising, as DeFilippo points out, the skies the limit.
Thoughts: Against soft coverage, Chark does a fantastic job at selling the nine-route while transitioning to a stop-route just after the first-down marker. In years past Chark likely either runs the wrong route or is too hesitant at the line to sell a deep route. Now, with a full understanding of the playbook and his position, he can just run freely.
Thoughts: On his most impressive play of the game, Chark shows off his insane body control and hands catching. This is a complete 180 from his play last season when Chark was inconsistent in both areas.
The ball from Minshew comes is a beauty. Perhaps slightly earlier than he’d necessarily like, but the moment Chark turns around to look for the ball and makes a perfect adjustment in the air to make the grab on first-and-ten.
The play Minshew missed on. Depending on the move Chark would have put on Texans’ safety Tashuan Gipson this goes for six.
Chark will hope to continue the path to becoming the Jaguars number one receiver on Thursday when the team plays host to their division rival Tennessee Titans. Chark knows how important this game is coming off of a short week against a division opponent.
“It’s pretty big,” Chark said. “But I’m excited. Quick turnaround from Sunday. It’s football — going out there with my offense. Can’t wait.”
Jaguars Wednesday injury report: Bouye listed as questionable
On Wednesday, the Jacksonville Jaguars released their final injury report before their game on Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans.
The Jaguars are getting ready to play after an eventful week of reports surrounding the organization. They look to stay grounded and salvage a season that look to be in for a steep decline if they can’t pull out a win in week three.
Final Week three injury report:
- There is a multitude of players back on the field this week after missing time for the Jaguars throughout the first two games. This includes the likes of Cam Robinson, who will be starting at left tackle and Yannick Ngakoue. Backup swing tackle Cedrick Ogbuehi and wide receiver Marquise Lee are also ready to return to the playing field if their number is called.
- A.J. Bouye is officially listed as questionable ahead of Thursday nights action. The Jaguars expect to have Bouye back after he missed week two with a hip injury. As he continues to work out the minor kinks and get back into football form, Tre Herndon will prepare to go in case Bouye is once again absent.
- Two players that are officially listed as out are first-time Jaguars, Josh Oliver, and D.J. Alexander. Oliver went down in training camp with a hamstring injury and continues to battle with that issue. There is no timetable for when Oliver will be able to return but he would sure help a struggling tight end group.
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