Training camp is around the corner and now is a good time to take a look at the Jacksonville Jaguars roster. NFL teams experience turnover from one year to the next but this is especially true for the Jags, who have spent the offseason undergoing a massive makeover.
Besides hiring Urban Meyer as the head coach, the organization also promoted director of player personnel Trent Baalke to general manager. The duo has fortified a roster that had a few playmakers last season but not enough to compete on a consistent basis.
Drafting Trevor Lawrence was arguably the Jags’ most important offseason move but it was by no means the only one. The team’s brass added reinforcements to both sides of the ball. This may in turn lead to a surplus of players at certain positional groups.
Some players are currently on the roster bubble and will be competing for a roster spot in training camp. Others will need to hit the ground running and show they will have the impact the organization expects. Here are five that will turn heads.
1. Josh Jones – Jacksonville Jaguars safety
The Jaguars were aware safety was a need earlier this year and took the necessary steps to address it. They signed Rayshawn Jenkins in free agency and used a third-round pick on Andre Cisco in this year’s draft. Furthermore, they re-signed Josh Jones, who started 13 games last season.
The 2017 second-round pick allowed an 86.8 percent completion rate and a passer rating of 136.4, so the decision to bring him back may look puzzling at first. However, Jones was solid during the Jags’ organized activities and will make a final push in training camp for a meaningful role in 2021.