Jaguars’ rookie report card a mixed bag ahead of Week 13

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Jaguars’ rookie report card – Jay Tufele, 4th round, 106th overall

Defensive tackle Jay Tufele has only been active against the Tennesee Titans in Week 5. It looked like he was going to get more playing time but hurt his hand during warmups the following week. He was then placed and on the Injured Reserve list and was designated to return not long ago.

A surging Taven Bryan may make it difficult for Tufele to get playing time for the remainder of the season. The former USC Trojan will most likely have to wait until next year to join the Jags’ defensive line rotation.

Grade: D

Jaguars’ rookie report card – Jordan Smith, 4th round, 121st overall

At least Tufele has been active for one game and has gotten a handful of snaps. Edge rusher Jordan Smith has not made his NFL debut yet, and it doesn’t seem like he will any time soon, as the Jaguars’ have depth at outside linebacker. An injury could change that but the UAB product won’t probably see the field anytime soon.

Grade: F

Jaguars’ rookie report card – Luke Farrell, 5th round, 145th overall

Luke Farrell wasn’t active in Week 12 but has suited up for ten games and has hauled in six receptions for 49 yards, which is the kind of production you should expect from a third-string tight end. All in all, the Ohio State product his performance has been on par with his draft slot.

Grade: B

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