3 positions the Jacksonville Jaguars must address in later rounds of 2023 NFL Draft
No. 2 position the Jaguars must address in later rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft: Running back
This one might seem odd since the Jaguars just gave JaMycal Hasty a two-year contract extension and later added D'Ernest Johnson in free agency. Sophomore Snoop Conner is also on the roster, so drafting a running back this year might seem unnecessary. But that's the thing, it wouldn't make sense to take one in the first or second round.
However, the Jaguars shouldn't pass up the change to add depth to their running back room. Worst case, they get a role player that can contribute on special teams. Best case, they find a true No. 2 with upside to pair alongside Travis Etienne, who showed last season he can be a lead back.
This is going to be a pretty good draft for teams in need of running back help and Jacksonville could easily wait until the fourth or fifth, maybe even the sixth to find a diamond in the rough. All eyes are on Texas' Bijan Robinson and whether he'll be picked in the top 20 but teammate Roschon Johnson will probably be highly coveted in the middle rounds.
Brentley Weissman of The Draft Network believes Johnson has the tools to potentially become a lead back and contribute early in his NFL career. And if the Jaguars' brass isn't sold on the former Texas Longhorn, they could then target Tyjae Spears (Tulane), Kendre Miller (TCU), DeWayne McBride (UAB), or Deneric Prince (Tulsa), all of whom had or are scheduled to have a pre-draft visit in Jacksonville.