No. 1 Jaguars player who could be cut before playing a snap in 2023: Snoop Conner
More often than not, actions speak louder than words and that seemingly is the case with sophomore running back Snoop Conner, a fifth-round pick in last year's draft. The former Ole Miss Rebel looked poised to be RB3 after the Jaguars released Ryquell Armstead. However, the arrival of JaMycal Hasty sent Conner to the bottom of the depth chart.
Conner was a healthy scratch early in the 2022 season and only got playing time once Jacksonville traded James Robinson to the New York Jets. Even then, the rookie running back only logged 38 offensive snaps last year and that probably happened only because the Jags didn't have anyone else. And given all the additions the front office made in the offseason, Conner's days in Jacksonville might be numbered.
Besides bringing back Hasty on a two-year deal, the Jags signed D'Ernest Johnson in free agency. Johnson has ample experience on special teams and thrived in a limited role for the Cleveland Browns. Nobody would bat an eye if he becomes the primary backup behind Travis Etienne. Then again, rookie Tan Bigsby will also be in the mix for the RB2 job. At worst, Hasty will be the fourth running back on the depth chart, probably leaving Conner as a victim of the numbers game.
It's possible that Conner needs more time to get fully acclimated to the NFL and if that's the case, he'll have the chance to show out in training camp. But if he doesn't, his tenure with the Jaguars could come to an end before the 2023 season begins.