Not long ago, the NFL announced they will be tweaking the Pro Bowl and they’ll now hold weeklong skill competitions and a flag football game instead of a contest with pads and helmets. This makes sense when you consider that the quality of the game hasn’t been great in recent years. But regardless of the format, this could be the first time several Jacksonville Jaguars earn a designation.
The last time a Jaguar made the Pro Bowl was back in 2019 but they’re currently 2-2 and have a shot at making the playoffs. If they keep winning, they should have bigger visibility, which in turn could pave the way for several players to earn a designation. Here are five who could make the cut.
No. 5 Jaguars player who could make the Pro Bowl in 2023: Devin Lloyd
Credit where credit is due and general manager Trent Baalke has done a good job of replenishing the Jaguars’ roster through free agency and the draft over the last two seasons. One player from this year’s draft class that has gone on to have an immediate impact is linebacker Devin Lloyd.
The former Utah Ute was one of the top linebacker prospects of the class, which prompted Baalke to trade back into the first round to get him with the 27th overall pick. So far, the decision has paid off and Lloyd has gone on to make four consecutive starts even though he missed a significant portion of training camp and most of the preseason.
Lloyd has already logged six passes defensed and two interceptions this year. Also, he got Defensive Rookie of the Month honors in September. If he keeps playing at that level, which is plausible, he should be a favorite on the Pro Bowl ballot when the time comes.