4 Jacksonville Jaguars who could get bumped down the depth chart
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a few Organized Team Activities left before they take a rest and recharge batteries for training camp. During this period of time, there will be several players either competing for roster spots or trying to hold onto the jobs they had last season.
Several training camp battles will take place in the upcoming weeks, and these four Jaguars players could get bumped down the depth chart.
No. 4 Jaguars player who could get bumped down: DaVon Hamilton, DT
The Jaguars haven’t gotten much production from their 2020 draft class but one of their members that has made some noise over the last two seasons is defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton. Although the former Ohio State Buckeye wasn’t a starter from Day 1, he was part of Jacksonville’s defensive line rotation from the get-go and eventually earned a starting role against the Detroit Lions in Week 7.
Hamilton showed flashes throughout his rookie campaign but a groin injury forced him to miss the last five games. He finished the year with six starts, 30 total tackles, two tackles for a loss, and one sack. Last year, he started eight games and appeared in 43 percent of the Jags’ defensive snaps, a drop from 2020 (54 percent).
After the addition of defensive tackle Folorunso Fatukasi in free agency, Hamilton should once again see his number of snaps decrease this upcoming season. Also, the Jaguars’ brass re-signed defensive lineman Adam Gotsis and could take some playing time away from Hamilton as well.
You could make the case that Hamilton was pressed into action as a rookie because the Jaguars didn’t have anyone else but now that the team’s brass has fortified the defensive front, he will have a smaller role.