2. Tank Bigsby has seized the No. 2 spot on the Jaguars depth chart
Travis Etienne is firmly entrenched as the top running back on the depth chart and is expected to tally 1,300 yards or more next season. However, the presence of Tank Bigsby might make it difficult for Etienne to accumulate that many yards.
A third-round pick in this year's draft, Bigsby joined a crowded running back room that included JaMycal Hasty, who became the top backup at the position when James Robinson was traded, free-agent acquisition D'Ernest Johnson and sophomore Snoop Conner.
Hasty signed a two-year extension in the offseason and due to the arrival of Johnson and the presence of Conner, drafting Bigsby seemed unnecessary. But with the benefit of hindsight, it looks like a wise decision. After all, teams are in the business of hoarding as much talent as possible and general manager Trent Baalke wasn't going to pass up the chance to take a potential workhorse who's got the ability to churn out yards.
Auburn, a star running back at Auburn, has taken advantage of his opportunities in Jaguars training camp, so it's not surprising to see him move ahead of both Hasty and Johnson on the depth chart. On the other hand, it's difficult to see Conner making the 53-man roster in 2023. Although head coach Doug Pederson praised him in a recent exchange with the media, he's failed to stand out throughout the offseason.
Currently sitting at the No. 5 on the depth chart, it looks like Conner is a strong candidate to land on the Jaguars' practice squad next season. While Hasty and Johnson still have time to make an impression, it looks like they'll be competing for the No. 3 spot.