Jacksonville Jaguars Post-Preseason Final Roster Predictions

The final preseason game is behind us and the Jacksonville Jaguars have to make several tough decisions on who to keep on the roster for the regular season. Most of the starters are set but rotational players and backups are up in the air especially with some of the performances over the preseason. Here’s our final prediction for the opening day roster.

Offense Defense
Quarterback Blaine Gabbert Tackle Roy Miller
Chad Henne Kyle Love
Running Back Maurice Jones-Drew Sen’Derrick Marks
Denard Robinson Brandon Deaderick
Jordan Todman T.J. Barnes
Justin Forsett End/LEO Jason Babin
Fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou Pannel Egboh
Lonnie Pryor Jeremy Mincey
Wide Receiver Cecil Shorts III Tyson Alualu
Justin Blackmon Linebacker Paul Posluszny
Ace Sanders Russell Allen
Jordan Shipley Geno Hayes
Mike Brown LaRoy Reynolds
Tobias Palmer Julian Stanford
Tight End Marcedes Lewis Kyle Knox
Allen Reisner Cornerback Dwayne Gratz
Ryan Otten Alan Ball
Tackles Eugene Monroe Mike Harris
Luke Joeckel Demetrius McCray
Cameron Bradfield Marcus Trufant
Guard/Center Brad Meester Will Blackmon
Uche Nwaneri Safety Dwight Lowery
Will Rackley Johnathan Cyprien
Mike Brewster Josh Evans
Drew Nowak Chris Prosinski
Austin Pasztor Kicker Josh Scobee
Punter Bryan Anger
Long Snapper Carson Tinker
  • Aug 9, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Andre Branch (90) rushes by Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin (71) during the first quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    Jordan Todman gave David Caldwell and Gus Bradley a lot to think about. I still have Todman making the roster but I added Justin Forsett back onto the team. I think the team will let go of one of the two running backs when Justin Blackmon comes back from his suspension.

  • I have two of the new pickups – Will Blackmon and Kyle Knox – making the roster. Caldwell signed them quickly for a reason and I think both played well enough Thursday night to warrant a roster spot.
  • Andre Branch hasn’t done anything this preseason to inspire confidence in his ability to rush the passer. Caldwell has no reason to keep him on the roster, even though cutting him will mean losing the investment in a second round pick made by the last regime. Branch only makes the roster if the Jaguars need a body in the defensive end rotation.
  • I had some hope that Matt Scott might supplant Chad Henne as the backup quarterback, but his play against the Falcons showed he’s not close to ready to start an NFL game. He’ll be stashed on the practice squad and should develop for a chance to play next year.

 

- Daniel Lago

Yell at me on Twitter @dlago89

 

 

Topics: Andre Branch, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars 2013 Roster, Jordan Todman

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