Training camp gives NFL clubs the opportunity to install their scheme and assess their roster while players get a chance to hone their skills ahead of the 2023 season. In the case of the Jacksonville Jaguars, it's allowed them to build on last year's success.
While the Jags tried to keep last year's core as intact as possible this year, they brought in lots of players in the offseason — 13 of them in the 2023 draft — and some of them had to make a strong impression in training camp to either solidify their chances of making the roster or secure their spot on their depth chart.
While there's still time to gain ground before the Jaguars start to sort out the roster, these three Jaguars players have seen their stock drop after eight days of training camp (there are eight left).
No. 3 stock down player in Jaguars training camp: Anton Harrison, RT
The Jaguars knew they weren't going to be able to match whatever offers right tackle Jawaan Taylor was going to get in free agency, so they braced themselves for his departure. Taylor ended up inking a four-year deal worth $80 million with the Kansas City Chiefs and to replace him, the team's brass picked Anton Harrison with the 27th overall pick in this year's draft.
Although Harrison mostly played tackle in college — he only made one start on the right side in three years — the Jags expect him to start at right tackle. So far, his transition is going well, with the coaching staff praising him for devoting himself to changing sides. That said, the transition hasn't been completely smooth.
During training camp, Harrison struggled to contain outside linebacker Josh Allen on one-on-one drills. To make matters worse, he miss the team's first padded practice with shoulder soreness, which robbed him of the chance to get valuable reps before the preseason.
In fairness, Allen is the team's best pass rusher and speed bumps should be expected during Harrison's rookie season. Similarly, he worked on the sidelines Thursday but should have no restrictions for Day 9 of the training camp Saturday. On the other hand, it looks like the former Oklahoma Sooner needs to keep refining his game if he wants to be ready for the opener.