The Jacksonville Jaguars have done enough in 2023 to be brought up when discussing the top teams in NFL. They're currently sitting on a five-game winning streak, and their 6-2 record to start the season is the best one they've posted since 1999. If that wasn't enough, they're the only team that remains undefeated on the road heading into Week 10.
That said, there's plenty of football left in 2023 and the Jags will have their work cut out if they want to finish strong. For example, their 2-2 record at home isn't one to brag about. Also, there are other equally talented clubs in the AFC, who are vying for a playoff berth, so they cannot afford to take the foot off the gas pedal just yet. With that in mind, here are three questions surrounding Jacksonville in the second half of the season.
3. Will the Jacksonville Jaguars get more production from their 2023 draft class?
The Jags didn't have many open starting jobs in the offseason, so they took the best-player available route throughout most of the draft. The downside to that approach is that they haven't gotten much production out of their rookie class.
Besides right tackle Anton Harrison, who's progressively gotten better, none of the Jaguars' early picks have gotten significant playing time. Some of this is due to the fact that tight end Brenton Strange (Round 2), Tank Bigsby (Round 3), and Tyler Lacy (Round 4) are behind established starters on the depth chart.
Having said that, they would all see the field more often if they took advantage of their limited opportunities. So far, that hasn't happened. Take Bigsby for example, he hasn't made any big plays and has instead made several puzzling mistakes. Similarly, Strange has excelled as a blocker but hasn't done much as a pass catcher.
The good news is that the Jaguars don't need their rookie class to contribute right now but if injuries hit, * knock on wood * will they be able to produce?