4 Jacksonville Jaguars who are vulnerable to being replaced in the 2023 NFL Draft

Garrett Johnson (87) and Daniel Cannady react to the sting of defeat as seconds tick off the clock.
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Jacksonville Jaguars player 3 that could be replaced in the draft: Gerrit Prince

General manager Trent Baalke and head coach Doug Pederson held a pre-draft media availability session and had the change to touch on several topics, including the current state of the tight end room.

Baalke said that the organization feels comfortable with their group of tight ends, possibly implying that they won't use an early draft pick on the position. However, that doesn't mean they'll fully neglect it. In fact, they could wait until the third round and still find a tight end with starting potential.

Whether the Jaguars draft a tight end or not, Evan Engram won't likely be affected. He's at the top tight end on the depth chart and he's set to be on the roster for the 2023 season. However, the same can't be said about other tight ends on the roster, more specifically, Gerrit Prince, who joined the Jags as an undrafted free agent last year.

Prince originally played wide receiver when he attended community college but switched to tight end when the transferred to UAB. The Kansas native has good hands and ran solid routes in college but he lacks strength and needs to improve his blocking skills.

Like any other developmental prospect, the Jaguars might keep Prince around to see if he can become a solid backup. Moreover, Engram and Luke Farrell are the only other tight ends on the Jags' roster. This in turn could help Prince to stay for at least one more year in Jacksonville.

Having said that, Prince could be on his way out if the Jags end up taking a tight end, even if it's with a late-round pick.