Yes…A Depth Chart

OK I understand it’s way too early for this, but I simply can’t help myself. Around this time of year everyone loves a good (or sometimes bad) depth chart!

All of your friends love my depth chart. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE

Quarterback:

  • Blaine Gabbert-This is his team, his year.
  • Chad Henne-Still the number 2; provides a veteran presence.
  • Jordan Palmer-If he continues playing like this how can you not keep him around?

Running Back:

  • Rashad Jennings-No one could ever fill MJD’s shoes, but Jennings will get the job done.
  • Montell Owens-Good number 2 back and pro-bowl special teamer; spells Jennings in spot duty.
  • Keith Toston-This kid wants it. Plays his way onto the team.

Fullback

  • Greg Jones-That little fight between him and Osi was awesome. We could use a little fight.
  • Brock Bolen-Versatility as a back up; good on coverage teams.

Wide Receiver:

  • Justin Blackmon-5th overall pick may need time, but best believe it he has a spot on this offense.
  • Laurent Robinson-Hopefully he provides Blaine with a reliable target.
  • Cecil Shorts III-He could make the leap this year.
  • Mike Thomas-Play like you did last Friday night…ALL THE TIME.
  • Brian Robiskie-Make Cleveland sad they let you go.

Offensive Line:

  • Eugene Monroe-Does nothing but improves and gives Gabbert very good protection in 2012
  • Eben Britton-What will happen with him this season?
  • Rob Meester-Old faithful. Staple in this offense.
  • Uche Nwaneri-Solid.
  • Will Rackley-Needs to get healthy, but I can see this kid having a decent season.
  • Cameron Bradfield-He’s got versatility
  • Jason Spitz-He’ll be good to go in the regular season; interior utility lineman.
  • John Estes-He’ll man the back up center position.
  • Mike Brewster-I still think he makes the 53.
  • Drew Nowak-Yes I went there. The DT makes the team as an interior offensive lineman.

Tight End:

  • Marcedes Lewis-Can he improve on his disastrous 2011 campaign? He HAS to.
  • Zach Miller-Health still a huge ?
  • Zach Potter-Gabbert seems to trust him.

Defensive Tackle

  • Tyson Alualu-Something tells me him being held out is cautionary.
  • C.J. Mosley-Capable back up to Alualu.
  • Terrance Knighton-Stuff the run!
  • D’Anthony Smith-We just may see what we have in Smith in 2012.

Defensive End

  • Andre Branch-This kid will be a force.
  • Jeremy Mincey-We need more than 8 sacks.
  • Aaron Morgan-Will this project pay off?
  • Austen Lane-This is a make or break year for Lane.
  • George Selvie-May keep him around for health’s sake.

Linebacker

  • Daryl Smith-So underrated
  • Paul Posluszny-Has to get better in coverage, but he’s a tackling machine.
  • Russell Allen-He did it the hard way, but I think he gets Sessions’ spot in which he played so admirably last season.
  • Kyle Bosworth-Saw him on the field a lot last Friday. If that becomes the standard throughout the rest of preseason then there’s your answer.
  • Brandon Marshall-Impact special teamer? He looked good on the kick coverage teams last Friday.

Cornerback

  • Derek Cox-He’ll be ready week one. #1 corner
  • Aaron Ross-I think Ross will have a GREAT season
  • Rashean Mathis-Long in the tooth, health a concern.
  • William Middleton-I really like what I’m seeing from this guy.
  • Kevin Rutland-He sneaks on the team yet again!
  • Mike Harris-Team keeps six corners.

Safety

  • Dawan Landry-Continues to do what he does.
  • Dwight Lowery-See above.
  • Chris Prosinski-Sticks around for depth and special teams.
  • Courtney Greene-Quality depth; can play both safety spots.

Specialists

  • Josh Scobee-So relieved we sign him!
  • Bryan Anger-Field position weapon, BANGER!
  • Jeremy Cain-Long snapper.

Not the most in depth analysis, but it’s how I see it as of now. Thoughts, gripes? See comments section.

-David R. Johns

Topics: Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jordan Palmer, Maurice Jones-drew, Mike Mularkey, NFL Preseason, Training Camp

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  • Chipshot

    Your final roster above projects a team that will be much the same as last year.
    It would appear that Branch, Ross, Blackmon, & Robinson will be the players taking the most snaps this year that were not in a Jags uniform last season.
    I have to question how much of an impact these players will have this season?
    Blackmon & Branch are rookies. What would be realistic expectations for these rookies? Will they influence the W-L record this year? Has the team declined in the running game without MJD? Will Gabbert step up as the leader of the offense & be consistent? The offensive line has already been decimated with injuries, how will the O-Line perform through 16 games?
    A lot of unknowns still remain as the season nears.

    • David

      We’ll find out soon enough.

  • Antonio Furgiuele

    The only thing I question is the running back depth chart. I don’t argue with Jennings or Owens at all, but why do you feel Keith Toston will win the last spot over other players like Jalen Parmele, Richard Murphy or DuJuan Harris?

    • David

      Thank you for asking, Antonio. I know it sounds really strange, but I just really like the way Toston hits the hole. I like his burst and he seems like an overall more complete back. I know it’s one preseason game and a lot can happen between now and the regular season, but as of now I really like Toston. I was very disappointed with Parmele, but I’m sure he’ll step it up.

  • wishamafucwould

    John Estes is done for the season,so how he make the 53 man roster

    • David

      Guess he doesn’t now. Yeah when I wrote this I wasn’t up to date. Sorry for the bad info.

    • David

      So with the open spot I wouldn’t be surprised to see them carry another RB. Jalen Parmele makes the roster after all. I know it would make sense to carry the next best offensive lineman altogether and they quite possibly could, but who could contribute more? Parmele, D.J. Hall, or Dan Hoch? I have Parmele right on the cusp of the 53 right now. What do you think, wishamuthawould?

  • FAIL

    For someone that writes for the Jags you’re not very good… His name is BRAD Meester not ROB, Jon Estes done for season, there’s no way Bosworth makes the team, we always have 5 DT’s and Rutland over Blake get out of here.

    • LukeNSims

      What the Jaguars have done in the past does not necessarily apply anymore since there is a new coaching staff and new owner. I think we’ll see some departures from what the team traditionally does.

      • Chipshot

        I agree, Mularkey is not following in the same footsteps of what Jack Del Rio did in the past. I think we will potentially see some “surprise” roster moves as the roster is reduced to 53. We must remember that Mularkey has a “free pass” his first year & is under contract for 3 years. The 2013 & 2014 seasons will be what Mularkey is evaluated on. He needs to go with the young players this coming season to build for his future.

    • David

      Duly noted! Thanks for the input my friend. I’ll do better next time.