No. 2 Jaguars player who's made strides in OTAs: Gerrit Prince, TE
Evan Engram hasn't shown up to OTAs but that's not necessarily a bad thing. After getting the franchise tag earlier this year, he's still looking for a long-term deal, one that reflects his status as a top 5 tight end. However, Engram doesn't need as many reps as other players on the depth chart and this phase of the offseason workouts are voluntary, so his absence isn't a reason for concern.
As a matter of fact, Engram's absence has paved the way for other tight ends on the roster to get lots of reps. Sammis Reyes, Gerrit Prince, Brenton Strange, and Luke Farrell all have benefited from the additional practice time. Farrell is basically a lock to make the team while Strange could be the top backup next season. That leaves Reyes and Prince as players that need to show they deserve a spot on the 53-man roster.
Reyes is still getting acclimated to the position after playing basketball at Tulane. While he's got intriguing tools and could develop into a solid tight end, Prince might have an edge by virtue of having joined the Jags as an undrafted free agent last year.
Prince spent last season in the practice squad refining his game and he might be ready to make the leap to the active roster. He's making the most of his chances in practice, with Doug Pederson speaking highly of him in a recent exchange with the media.
It's hard to tell how the tight end depth chart will look in the opener but Prince is putting in the work to ensure he gets a spot.