Jacksonville Jaguars way-too-early 53-man roster projection: June edition

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This has been a pretty active offseason for the Jacksonville Jaguars. They took advantage of the vast amount of cap space they had at their disposal and added depth to most position groups. Later in the 2021 NFL Draft, they used the first overall selection on quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

The Clemson standout wasn’t the only building block the Jags added in this year’s selection meeting though. They also drafted running back Travis Etienne 25th overall and used the 33rd overall pick on cornerback Tyson Campbell. Later in the second round, they took Stanford offensive tackle Walker Little. All these rookies will join a core of established to form a nice blend of youth and experience.

Although player movement has significantly slowed down after the draft, the Jaguars could still make a few moves. There are several free agents this Jacksonville could look at. If they want to acquire a veteran presence at defensive tackle, they could target two-time First-Team All-Pro Geno Atkins. The Jags’ tight end room could also use a boost, so they could perform due diligence and inquire about Hayden Hurst’s or Zach Ertz’s availability.

On the other hand, Jacksonville is in the early stages of a rebuild, so it may not make much sense to target over-the-hill players when they are supposed to be setting the foundation for long-term success. Yes, you want the Jaguars to get as many playmakers as possible, but they can’t go after everyone who’s currently available. Here’s an early look at how the 53-man roster could look after the preseason.