It may not seem fair to put Josh Oliver’s name on this list, but a lot was expected of the third-round pick from San Jose State this past season. Injuries got in the way of any kind of success he might have had.
Oliver was selected to be the pass catching tight end in the offensive scheme. Instead, he suffered the same fate as almost every other player at the position on the roster. The Jaguars still believe in Oliver’s ability to catch the football, but the injuries have certainly set him back a season. With the potential of the team signing someone this off-season or taking one in the middle of the NFL draft, what kind of role will he play in 2020?
Once the Jaguars figure out their situation, look for them to make a run at Eric Ebron or Austin Hooper, which helps the tight end room as a whole, but also muddles who stays and who goes. Geoff Swaim could be released, which helps the cap situation. Who else remains on the roster becomes a mystery.
Oliver must give the coaching staff what they expect of him, which is a player who has decent speed and can catch the ball over the middle to move the chains. If he cannot do that in 2020, then this becomes a wasted draft pick.