The Jacksonville Jaguars entered the 2013 NFL Draft with nine picks but came out with 13 players after a series of trades. While it takes a few years to fully assess the impact of a draft class, some of the players the Jags selected have gone on to fill key roles this season. On the other hand, others are still trying to find their footing.
So which Jaguars rookies are already making a difference? Which ones have left some to be desired? Here are three who have flashed and others who haven't panned out 14 weeks into the 2023 season.
3. Anton Harrison has been a stud for the Jaguars in 2023
This isn't necessarily a surprise but first-round pick Anton Harrison has lived up to his draft billing. He's certainly encountered a few bumps in the road but he's done a good job in filling the void left by Jawaan Taylor when he walked in free agency.
With Cam Robinson slated to serve a four-game suspension to start the season, Harrison was seen as a potential candidate to step in his place. However, the team's brass announced not long after drafting Harrison that he would be playing right tackle for them, which was a tad surprising when you consider that he had mostly lined up on the left side at Oklahoma.
Harrison spent the offseason working in the transition and was a Day 1 starter. He struggled early on, especially when he went against All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones in Week 2, but he's progressively improved, giving up just two sacks since Week 3.
Meanwhile, Taylor hasn't been able to hit his stride with the Kansas City Chiefs, drawing a league-high 17 penalties thus far. That's six more than offensive guard Tylor Smith, whose 11 penalties are the second most.