4 Jacksonville Jaguars who are vulnerable to being replaced in the 2023 NFL Draft
Barring a last-minute trade, the Jacksonville Jaguars will enter the 2023 NFL Draft with nine picks. This is great news for a handful of young men that just a few days away from having their life changed.
On the other hand, the team's brass will have to move on from a few players to make room for the rookie class. In particular, these four could be replaced during or after the draft.
Jacksonville Jaguars player 4 that could be replaced in the draft: Jordan Smith
Outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson, the 20th overalll pick in 2020, has been the subject of trade talks for the last two years but there's another edge rusher whose days in Jaguars uniform might be numbered and that's Jordan Smith.
A fourth-round pick in 2021, Smith was a healthy scratch for most of his rookie campaign, suiting up for just two games and appearing in 21 defensive snaps. The former UAB Blazer was expected to make a leap in Year 2 but instead suffered a knee injury during OTAs that ended his season before it even started.
It's possible that the Jaguars hold onto Smith to see if he can develop into a steady rotational player. However, there's an equal chance that Jacksonville move on from him, especially if they choose a pass rusher early in the draft.
All things considered, this feels like a coin toss and the Jags will cut ties with either Chaisson or Smith given the lack of impact both have had the last two years. Then again, Chaisson probably has a better chance of sticking around by virtue of being a former first-round pick.