3 Jaguars players with soaring stock after preseason win vs. Dolphins

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Tim Jones (15) hauls in a reception during training camp Monday.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Tim Jones (15) hauls in a reception during training camp Monday. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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The game against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 of the preseason gave the Jacksonville Jaguars an opportunity to fine-tune things before the regular season starts. It also provided players seeking to move up the depth chart or fighting for a roster spot one last opportunity to make an impression.

For their part, Trevor Lawrence and the starting offense looked sharp (with the exception of a fumble on the first drive). Similarly, the defense came through and limited the Phins' offense to four field goals in the first three quarters.

On the other hand, several players on the fringe made the most of their playing time in the preseason finale. In particular, these three saw their stock soar.

No. 3 Jaguars player with a soaring stock after the win vs. the Dolphins: Erick Hallett II, S

The Jaguars' safety room isn't necessarily a strength ahead of the 2023 season but it isn't a weakness either. Andre Cisco and Rayshawn Jenkins are firmly entrenched as the starters, with Andrew Wingard providing solid depth in case either one misses time. However, the rest of the depth chart is still being sorted out.

Rookie Antonio Johnson missed the Miami game with a hamstring injury but should have a good shot of making the 53-man roster. This could leave one spot up for grabs. Based on his performance in the finale, maybe Erick Hallett II will end up getting it.

A sixth-round pick in this year's draft, Hallett had an interception against the Dolphins. Although he isn't going the earn a roster spot on the strength of a takeaway, he had a productive training camp. Moreover, his versatility to line up in the slot and safety could ultimately give him the edge over veteran Daniel Thomas, who's got starting experience but may have already reached his ceiling.