4 Jacksonville Jaguars who'll benefit most from Trent Baalke's roster overhaul

• These 4 Jaguars player will benefit from the moves the Jacksonville Jaguars made in free agency.

Nov 19, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16)
Nov 19, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Antonio Johnson, safety

Safety Antonio Johnson was projected to go in the first round of last year's draft but ended up falling to the fifth. That's not probably the outcome he expected but he remained unfazed and made the most of his chances. Although the coaching staff wanted him to play safety, it didn't take the Texas A&M product long to line up at nickel as a rookie, showcasing the versatility that made him a mainstay of the Aggies defense.

Johnson got off to a slow start to his NFL career, missing four games with a hamstring injury but once he was able to contribute, he never looked back. He ended up appearing in 13 games with three starts and logging two interceptions, one forced fumble, and three passes defensed.

After the end of the season, there were doubts about where Johnson would line up in 2024. He spent most of his rookie campaign in the slot but was listed as a safety. When the team's brass released Rayshawn Jenkins, Johnson became the first in line to replace him. However, they added Darnell Savage to the mix, casting doubt on Johnson's future usage.

Fortunately, head coach Doug Pederson has brought clarity to the situation, noting that Savage will man the slot in Jacksonville. That paves the way for Johnson to line up next to fourth-year pro Andre Cisco in 2024. But even if he had remained at nickel, he would've improved under the tutelage of defensive backs coach Kris Richard.

At safety, Johnson should be even better than he was last year. That said, it wouldn't be shocking to see him play multiple roles like he did in college in defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen's scheme.