3 winners, and 2 losers from Jaguars on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft

• Here are 3 Jaguars winners and 2 losers from Rounds 2 and 3 of this year's draft.
2023 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3
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Jaguars Loser No. 1: Tyler Lacy

Nobody expected Tyler Lacy to become a Hall-of-Fame player when the Jags drafted him in the fourth round of last year's draft. However, he may have a steep hill to climb to make the 53-man roster in 2024.

Lacy got minimal playing time last season but that's not particularly surprising. After all, many rookies struggle with the adjustment to the pros. Once they feel more comfortable, they begin to make strides. That could very well be the case for the former Oklahoma State Cowboy but there's an equal chance he gets buried on the depth chart after the arrival of Maason Smith.

Arik Armstead and Davon Hamilton will tentatively start for the Jaguars inside and Roy Robertson-Harris will be No. 3 in the rotation. Smith should get a handful of snaps every game. The same is true for Adam Gotsis, which could make Lacy expendable.

Lacy could ultimately compete with Smith for reps in training camp, but he won't have a roster spot guaranteed. Nobody will bat an eye if the sophomore defensive tackle ends in the practice squad.

Jaguars Winner No. 1: Tyson Campbell

Tyson Campbell will have a steep hill to climb in 2024. After a highly productive 2022, injuries held him back last year. That wouldn't normally be an issue but besides getting back to 100 percent, he'll have to prove that he's a good fit in Ryan Nielsen's press-heavy scheme.

There's a chance Campbell will bounce back, but if the Jaguars had prioritized taking a cornerback as early as possible, it might've sent the message that they don't think he'll pull it off.

Jarrian Jones could end up earning a starting role but head coach Doug Pederson told the media that he envisions him playing nickel and special teams early in his rookie season. That should bode well for Campbell, as he won't have to worry about competing for his job and will instead be able to focus on playing to the best of his capacity in Ryan Nielsen's defense.

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