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2019 Jaguars NFL Draft Profile: Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray

Zach Goodall

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Dec 29, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws a touchdown pass against Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Levi Draper (30) during the third quarter of the 2018 Orange Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps the most controversial prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft class, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray enters as one of the most talented players at his position in what is a relatively weak quarterback group.

That isn’t an indictment of his talent, but rather, it’s safe to assume in previous classes with more talent that his “red flags” (and I hate that term, because his listed size of 5-10, 195 lbs isn’t truly a “red flag” – but for lack of a better word) would be picked apart and he’d likely fall down boards a bit. But without a ton of competition in this class, Murray’s stock, despite his size and his questionable pre-draft interviews about his commitment to football, is rising – quickly.

That brings us to the sixth LockedOnJaguars.com QB scouting report this year. Let’s dive in on Kyler Murray.

Arm talent

The fact of the matter – despite any “red flag” planted on Kyler Murray’s draft résumé – is that the Oklahoma product has a hell of an arm, especially for someone of his stature.

So let’s kill any “Murray is a run-first” quarterback talk pronto. Thankfully, that isn’t too much of a discussion from what I’ve read compared to Lamar Jackson last year, but highly-athletic quarterbacks with rushing stat lines like Murray’s – 140 carries for 1001 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2018 – typically get hit with that label from folks who don’t study tape.

With the defensive end off of Murray’s right side going untouched to create pressure on play-action, Murray evades after first getting his eyes downfield. He keeps them on the developing post route despite a clear rushing lane that, with his athleticism and ability to make one-on-one defenders miss, Murray could have utilized to potentially gain a first down. Then, Murray makes a 55 air-yard throw off of his backfoot – without ever setting his base – leading his receiver on the post in double coverage for a huge touchdown. Beautiful ball placement, with perfect touch and velocity to get the pass where it needed to be for a score – rather than taking an easy scramble.

On a designed roll-out, Murray finds a field opening near the boundary for his deep receiver on a two-route read with an underneath receiver being covered well out of his break on the short out-route. He quickly resets his feet and launches this pass to the boundary outside of the route, and the ball is placed where only the receiver can make the grab before going out of bounds. The ball placement is absolutely unreal.

The confidence level to squeeze this ball between a man coverage defender and a closing safety over the top up the seam is extremely high, and Murray makes it look easy. He couldn’t have thrown this any better.

Murray scans the field right to left to let the deep post develop and maintains active feet in his pocket off of play-action. He remains calm with eyes down the field despite pressure coming off of both edges and drops a dime to the middle of the field without total balance. The pass goes just off of the finger tips of his receiver – I believe this is caught at thee next level with better timing from a more matured receiver, but if Murray’s feet totally set then this is probably completed in stride. Regardless, it’s a really nice throw with true pocket poise.

Murray truly puts this pass where his receiver and only his receiver can play it. From the left-side hash, Murray lets it rip at the top of his dropback with a fantastic combination of velocity and loft to continue leading his receiver to the boundary outside and away from the defender in man coverage. The typical eye will say the receiver adjusting to the ball outside means the placement was off but I thoroughly disagree, Murray put this ball right where he wanted it. And considering the distance he had to cover from the hash all the way to the opposite boundary, and the little field-room he had to work with to ensure only the WR could play this? Murray’s arm is something special, man.

Murray slides right on play-action and quickly finds the seam target, sets his feet, and makes this toss back to the side he slid from. He’s not a one-way guy when it comes to his arm talent and mobility – Murray is a truly dynamic player who can utilize both skills to make plays happen simultaneously.

Eye and timing maturity

Oklahoma’s offensive scheme isn’t overly complex, and quite often receivers get schemed open. That isn’t necessarily an issue for scouting OU quarterbacks, but it’s always something to think about when judging their game mentally. While Murray wasn’t tasked with making many full field reads, and frankly not much more than half-field and one read+checkdowns, his eye maturity to manipulate defenders gives us a solid idea of his football IQ. When noting this, a stroke of confidence in his ability to make mature reads at the next level arises.

Murray gets two deep routes to the right side here, with the left side getting shutdown pre-snap with two defenders over one receiver. When the slot defender moves inside at the snap for the linebacker to drop on the slot receiver, Murray knows he has a winning matchup – but he waits to throw this seam until he truly looks off the deep safety to the outside 9-route. The safety bites a bit but stays just patient enough to come back and make a play, so Murray gives him one more shake to the outside and the rep is over – the safety dedicates his hips to the sideline, the slot-seam is wide open – touchdown Sooners.

Murray understands the timing of the route combo in the middle of the field with the H-back running a go-route to draw the middle safety off of the in-route by Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. As soon as the safety turns on the go-route, which Murray looks off with eyes dedicated to the middle of the field, he hits Brown in a window he created with great timing and understanding of the route concept.

Once again, Murray stares the deep safety off towards the boundary comeback and does not begin this throw until the dedication to the sideline is there. The second that that happens, Murray’s quick and compact release paired with his fantastic accuracy and velocity do the rest of the work. This level of patience and maturity out of a one-year starting quarterback, especially in an offense like Oklahoma’s, is what makes Murray a special talent and gives a lot of hope to a team that wants to draft and develop him.

Smart football

Electric quarterbacks like Kyler Murray, more often than not, are risk-takers. While the good quarterbacks of that bunch often get rewarded for those risks, there’s plenty that pay consequences as well. Murray falls into the former category – while he’s an electric quarterback who now and then will take risks that normally pay off, he’s never reckless. He doesn’t try to make throws that he can’t make, and he’s smart with his body when utilizing his feet – which is a huge plus on film when grading out a guy of his stature.

Now, Oklahoma’s scheme didn’t offer Murray many checkdown looks in their fast-paced offense, as so many route concepts went to one side of the field, but when the opportunity to check down was to the concept-side, Murray took it when necessary. Murray keeps his eyes to the middle of the field as the the left outside receiver and right slot receiver run a deep crossing combo and the right boundary receiver runs a post. Murray wants to strike whichever deep route to the middle of the field opens, but pressure gets to him and he rolls right and finds his H-back check down in the flats. You don’t see this often in the OU offense as so many routes get schemed open, but against top defenses like Alabama’s, the awareness of the checkdown vs. pressure is reassuring.

Murray runs with elite speed for a quarterback and I expect him to place in the high-percentiles among NFL quarterbacks in the 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine. However, rather than getting risky with that speed in the middle of the field and to make defenders miss, Murray plays smart when he tucks and runs, typically navigating towards the sideline in order to have an escape from any oncoming defenders and to protect himself. He won’t take unnecessary hits, and while he’s quick to take advantage of rushing lanes, he understands his frame is miniscule compared to that of the average defender bee-lining their way towards him, and he plays smart.

Flashes of pocket poise, but not enough proof

While there are certainly examples of Murray playing with poise under pressure, including some reps against Alabama, his freedom to bail from the pocket after scanning his half-field reads due to lack of schematic complexity makes consistent pocket poise for traditional offense hard to judge in his game. There are certainly flashes of it when he had time to look off defenders, but not a ton of proof going across the full-field with pressure.

This is where NFL teams will be cautious. He’s proven that he will look to throw the ball before he runs in Oklahoma’s offense largely due to the lack of full-field progressions it calls for, thus shortening the time of his scan signifixantly. But if teams want to pigeon-hole him into their offense rather than adapt to a half-field read offense similar to OU’s, there’s room for concern based on the unknown. It’s a risk that teams will have to be willing to take when they consider drafting Murray.

Size

What I’m sure you’ve been waiting on: Will Kyler Murray’s size affect him negatively at the next level?

I think it could go both ways, and once again, it depends on where Murray lands. If a team wants him to plug him into a West Coast style of offense that relies on the short middle of the field far more than taking shots and lettimg the QB move, Murray’s height really could lead to the generic “he can’t see over the linemen” stereotype being proven true. I hate that idea because there’s ways to avoid that, but if a team requires true pocket structure to operate their offense with strict 3-5 step drops and a quick release at the top of the drop, Murray simply isn’t their guy.

It didn’t show up much on tape because OU’s offense was far from what’s described above, but there were examples that gave me pause about Murray’s WCO fit at the next level. Typically, in a WCO, you want to lead your slant/crossers through the middle of the field to create yards after the catch. But when you’re 5-10 and struggling to create loft to put this ball more in the middle of the field, much less throwing over towering, lengthy defensive linemen on the top of your drop to that area of the field at the NFL level, you’ll struggle to hit those routes in stride. Murray throws this ball high and behind the receiver here without a true middle-of-the-field threat to throw away from. This needs to be thrown in stride.

In the Big 12, where Murray played, defense just isn’t played at the same level as divisions such as the SEC, or anything close to the size, speed, and toughness as the NFL. So sure, Murray’s five batted passes in 2018 is a great stat and goes to show his size didn’t hurt him as a passer much at all in college. But if he’s forced into a strictly structured throwing offense in the NFL, that number really will increase. He locks onto his slant in the clip below, and lengthy defensive end Anfernee Jennings from Alabama easily knocks the ball away.

Again, I really hate size stereotypes. If you can play, then in my book you can play. The stereotypes come from the generic, square-peg-in-round-hole mentality that has surrounded the NFL and NFL roster building for years. With recent evolution to the NFL passing offense, those stereotypes are finally starting to fade, but the team that selects Murray must be with, or get with, the times. They can’t try to mold him into their West Coast offense. He will thrive in a modern, spread out system that allows him to play with his mobility and to take shots down field and give him time to look off defenders, a skill he’s truly polished at. If he gets pigeonholed into, for lack of a better example, the style of offense the Jaguars ran for the past two seasons, I’m afraid Murray’s talent will go to waste.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Combination of arm strength and accuracy to all levels of the field is the best in this class
  • Velocity across the field is a plus
  • Excellent mobility, utilized to pass and to run
  • Disciplined thrower, calculates risks
  • Smart with body on run, prioritizes sideline and sliding when necessary
  • Eye maturity and patience to manipulate deep defenders
  • Throw timing in sync with route combos and what he sees post-snap

Cons

  • Slight frame, listed at 5-10, 195 lbs. 5-10, 205 lbs with 9.5″ hands would be a win at the Combine
  • Oklahoma offense lack complexity, lack of full-field progressions
  • Lack of complexity leads to less structure, NFL pocket poise projection is unknown
  • Height vs. NFL defensive line with make WCO short-MOF throws difficult to anticipate
  • Wouldn’t commit to football over baseball until last week – should be a red flag to teams about dedication

Conclusion

Kyler Murray is far and away the most exciting, polarizing quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft class, and has a really bright future ahead of him in the NFL if he lands with a team that is willing to shape their offense completely around him. From understanding his size limitations and avoiding concepts that would infringe upon that, to utilizing his mobility to spread the field out and developing his pocket presence and full-field awareness slowly over time, Murray will require a ton of dedication from his landing spot in order to maximize his utmost potential.

The question is: Is Jacksonville that team? That question will be answered on draft night. If the offense they’ve run most recently is any indicator, then no, the Jaguars are not the right team for Kyler Murray. Their most recent offense revolves around West Coast concepts and true pocket structure, and Dwayne Haskins and his floor as a pocket passer fit that mold so much more than Murray.

However, if Jacksonville is ready to can their run-first-and-control-the-clock-through-a-West-Coast-passing-offense, and rather get innovative under new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, then Murray makes a lot of sense. They’d have to shift to a more pass-happy, zone blocking offense where pass concepts are simplified and spread out across the field, and that would require totally new techniques and concepts at each and every position along the offense. It would point towards an offensive rebuild, quite frankly, but one that could pay huge dividends over time.

I just don’t believe the Jaguars are willing to sacrifice the talent they have on defense and the bit of potential they have in their starting offensive line unit (when healthy), as well as where receivers Dede Westrbook and D.J. Chark are in their development – and of course, take the L on their 4th overall pick of an investment in running back Leonard Fournette – in order to rebuild the offense around Kyler Murray. Especially when Dwayne Haskins fits exactly what they want to do.

But if the Jaguars do choose to follow the Kyler Murray route, then Jacksonville will be in for some really, really fun offense down the line. Just, not immediately.

Check out all of the Locked On Jaguars 2019 NFL Draft scouting profiles:

Dwayne Haskins

Drew Lock

Will Grier

Daniel Jones

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown

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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