No. 2 Jaguars player barely hanging onto a roster spot: Snoop Conner, RB
Running back seems to be a strength for the Jaguars heading into the 2023 season. Not only do they have talent at the position but they also have enviable depth. Travis Etienne, who tallied over 1,400 yards from scrimmage last year is set to be their top back in 2023. Rookie Tank Bigsby, for his part, should also see the field often next season.
Bigsby, a third-round pick in this year's draft, shined in training camp and his performance carried into the preseason. The former Auburn Tiger averaged more than five yards per carry and often showcased the power that made him a star at the collegiate level. Beyond the 1-2 punch Etienne and Bigsby will provide at the position, the Jags have a dynamic No. 3 running back in D'Ernest Johnson.
Johnson, who signed a one-year deal in free agency, has done enough three preseason games to pass JaMycal Hasty on the depth chart. Also, sophomore Snoop Conner could be on the outside looking in on roster cutdown day.
Hasty was Etienne's backup last year and could offer depth at the position. Conner, on the other hand, hardly got playing time last year and he was less than stellar when he got snaps in the preseason. Maybe if he contribute on special teams, he would have a better chance of earning a roster spot.
But unless the Jaguars move on from either Johnson or Hasty — and there are no signs indicating they will — to free up cap space, Conner seems like a prime candidate to land on the practice squad in 2023.