5 Jaguars in a worse roster spot after 2022 NFL offseason

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No. 3 Jaguars player in a worse roster spot – Luke Farrell, TE.

You could argue that the Jaguars didn’t do enough to upgrade their tight end room this offseason but they also didn’t have many options. The Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins applied the franchise tag on Dalton Schultz and Mike Gesicki, respectively. Also, the Arizona Cardinals re-signed Zach Ertz, leaving Evan Engram as the best option available in free agency.

Engram ended up being the only addition the Jags made to their tight end unit this offseason but sophomore Luke Farrell might still struggle to see the field in 2022. After all, Dan Arnold should be back after suffering an MCL sprain last year and he should get plenty of time even with Engram in the lineup. Chris Manhertz is also in the mix but he will likely be used in short-yardage and pass-blocking situations. This leaves Farrell in the cellar of the depth chart.

A fifth-round pick in 2021’s draft, the former Ohio State Buckeye hauled in seven receptions for 56 yards in his rookie campaign. While Farrell wasn’t expected to have a featured role, averaging eight yards per reception isn’t what you want from the tight end position. He might get another chance to prove he deserves a few snaps under head coach Doug Pederson but he has a steep hill to climb.