Jacksonville’s New Depth Chart Reveals A Couple Of Surprises


The Jacksonville Jaguars posted the current depth chart online on the team’s website.  There are a couple of surprises.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have revealed the current depth chart online.  Blake Bortles is listed as the starting quarterback, which we already knew per ESPN.  In the other open position competitions, there are a couple of surprises.

The first team offensive line consists of Brandon Linder at center.  The guards are A.J. Cann and Patrick Omameh, not a surprise.  The tackles are Jermey Parnell and Cam Robinson, confirming our suspicions.

Marcedes Lewis is the starting tight end.  Leonard Fournette is listed as the first team running back.  Tommy Bohannon is the fullback due to Marquez Williams on the physically unable to perform list (pup list).

Jason Myers is the Jaguars’ kicker.  Brad Nortman will be the punter.   Matt Overton is the team’s new long snapper.

On defense, the linebacking crew is confirmed.  Myles Jack is the middle linebacker.  Telvin Smith and Paul Posluzny are the weak and Sam linebackers.

Three Surprises Revealed By The Current Depth Chart

First, Yannick Ngakoue is the first team defensive end opposite Calais Campbell.  Ngakoue played well last season.  His steady play has relegated troubled Dante Fowler Jr. to second team status.

Next, Tyler Patmon is listed as the third team corner behind two players on the pup list.  Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Colvin have not practiced in quite some time.  Hopefully both players are going to be ready to play in Houston in week one.  If not, it could be a long afternoon.

Finally, the biggest surprise is at the number two wide receiver spot.  Marqise Lee is the starter over Allen Hurns.  Lee had a breakout season while Hurns struggled with injuries in 2016. Hurns will see time when Jacksonville uses it three receiver set.

Currently, it is safe to say the starting line up for Jacksonville is set.  The area of concern is the secondary with the past/current injuries.  Ramsey and Colvin must be ready for week one.