The Jacksonville Jaguars picked 13 players in the 2023 NFL Draft. However you look at it, that's simply too much. Either many of them won't make the team next season or a handful of veterans will be left on the outside looking in when the Jags start trimming down the roster.
If most of the rookies find their way into the roster, these four Jacksonville veterans could be released after the preseason.
No. 4 Jaguars veteran on the bubble ahead of the 2023 season: Snoop Conner
Can you really call a second-year player a veteran? Maybe not but can't call them rookies either and running back Snoop Conner might have a hard time sticking around for the 2023 season, with Tank Bigsby skyrocketing up the depth chart and Qadree Ollison reeling in an jaw-dropping 21-yard touchdown reception from Nathan Rourke in Week 1 of the preseason.
You could make the case that Conner just needs more time to hit his stride but he struggled to get anything going against the Cowboys, toting the rock seven times for 15 yards. You may then argue that he just had a bad outing but the truth is that he hasn't done much of note since the Jags made him a fifth-round pick in last year's draft.
It's possible that if the Jags didn't have so many options Conner could have a shot at making the roster but the Jags would be better off giving a roster spot to Ollison or even D'Ernest Johnson. Waiving Conner would free up less space, $706,866 with $244,701 in dead money. Meanwhile, cutting either Ollison or D'Ernest Johnson would create around $900,000 in savings, and that's the thing.
Is saving $200,000 to keep a player that won't bring much to the table worth it? That's something the Jaguars need to decide in the upcoming weeks. But if Conner fails to impress in what's left of the preseason, the choice might not be that hard.