4 positions on the Jaguars roster that greatly improved since 2021
It’s certainly has been a busy offseason for the Jacksonville Jaguars. After kicking Urban Meyer to the curb in December and finishing 3-14 last year, it was clear changes were needed, and after several months, it looks like they’re headed in the right direction.
The Jags first hired Doug Pederson to fill the vacancy Meyer left and then proceeded to spend the surplus of cap space they had at their disposal. After making splash signings, they rounded out their roster with a pretty solid draft haul. All things considered, the roster is in better shape than it was after the 2021 season, and these four position groups have improved greatly.
No. 4 Jaguars position group that has greatly improved – Tight end
Depending on who you ask, tight end may or may not be a weakness following the draft but the few moves the Jaguars made these past few months could end up paying dividends down the road. Back in free agency, the team’s brass signed Evan Engram to a one-year deal worth $9 million.
And although the Jags didn’t use a single draft pick to bolster their tight end group, they did sign Naz Bohannon and Grayson Gunter, and Gerritt Prince not long after. All of them seem like developmental projects as of this writing but it wouldn’t be shocking if one separates himself from the bunch in training camp and turns out to be an undrafted gem.
Moreover, Dan Arnold should be fully healthy and will have the benefit of spending the Summer in Jacksonville after arriving once the 2021 regular season had started. While there’s still work to be done at the position, Arnold and Engram have the potential to become a solid tight-end combo in 2022.