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

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There will be a few key changes on the Jacksonville Jaguars offense.

After taking Lawrence with the top pick in 2021’s draft, the Jaguars should be set at quarterback for a while. The former Tiger will most likely be the opening-day starter, barring a serious injury. He underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder but he’s had no setbacks so far.

Besides Lawrence and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr., there won’t be many changes to the starting lineup in the season opener. Then again, things could change quickly if some of the incumbents struggle early in the season.

Quarterbacks (3): Trevor Lawrence and Gardner Minshew, C.J. Beathard (Jake Luton will be stashed in the practice squad)

Some teams prefer to carry just two quarterbacks. The Jagas will err on the side of caution and keep three on their 53-man roster.

Running backs (4): James Robinson, Travis Etienne, Carlos Hyde, and Dare Ogunbowale

Etienne could get a bigger load later in the season, but Robinson will be the Jaguars’ primary back until further notice.

Wide receivers (6): DJ Chark Jr., Marvin Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., Collin Johnson, Jamal Agnew, Jalen Camp

The Jags are better off keeping Jalen Camp rather than Phillip Dorsett. The 2015 first-round pick has already reached his ceiling while Camp could turn into a solid contributor down the road. Also, Johnson and Shenault could compete for the number-three receiver spot.

Tight ends (4): Chris Manhertz, James O’Shaughnessy, Luke Farrell, Tim Tebow (Ben Ellefson joins the practice squad)

Tebow’s odds of making the roster look favorable, but the team also needs experience, that’s why they are keeping both Manhertz and O’Shaughnessy.

Offensive linemen (9): Cam Robinson, Jamaal Taylor, Brandon Linder, A.J. Cann, Andrew Norwell, Tyler Shatley, Ben Bartch, Walker Little, Will Richardson

No surprises here. There’s an off chance the team’s brass deal Norwell if they see significant improvement from Bartch. If not, all their starting offensive line from 2020 will be back this upcoming season.