5 Jaguars with a strong chance to make the Pro Bowl in 2022

Cheerleaders of the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne (1) at TIAA Bank Field. (Imagn Images photo pool) /

No. 3 Jaguars player who can make the Pro Bowl – Travis Etienne., RB.

This may be a bit of a projection because running back Travis Etienne has yet to make his official NFL debut. Last preseason, he played a few snaps against the Cleveland Browns before sustaining a Lisfranc injury, which forced him to miss his rookie campaign. On the bright side, all signs point to the former Clemson Tiger returning for the team’s offseason activities, where he should pick up where he left off.

During training camp, Etienne showed the burst and the ability to catch passes that made him the 25th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. And with fellow running back James Robinson recovering from the torn Achilles he sustained late last season and probably not available for the Week 1, E-T-N will get a big workload and even become a key cog on the Jags offense.

While it’s never a good idea to draft a running back in the first round of the draft, that’s precisely what the Jags did last year but general manager Trent Baalke can’t go back in time and undo the selection. Instead, Doug Pederson and his coaching staff will try to find ways to get E-T-N involved in 2022.

Speaking of Pederson, maybe he can use Etienne the way the Philadelphia Eagles deploy Miles Sanders in 2019. That year, Boobie Miles totaled 1,327 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns. Moreover, he averaged 10.3 yards per catch, which is a number you expect from a tight end, not a running back. If Etienne has that kind of production in 2022, he will have a good shot at making the first Pro Bowl of his NFL career.