4 players the Jacksonville Jaguars could cut after the 2024 NFL Draft

• These 4 Jaguars could walk the plank once the 2024 NFL Draft is over.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) rushes for yards during the third quarter of a
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) rushes for yards during the third quarter of a / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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3. Yasir Abdullah, edge rusher

Sometimes, late-round picks are like lottery tickets. You never know when you'll hit the jackpot, and the Jags seemingly got a gem when they drafted Yasir Abdullah in the fifth round last year. A highly productive pass rusher at Louisville, Abdullah lacked the size to make an impact in the NFL. But the Jags still took a flyer on him because they believed his intangibles and motor could help him make the leap. So far, they're still waiting for a return on their investment.

By all accounts, Abdullah had a promising training camp but wasn't able to build off of it and didn't do much of note once the regular season started. While he made the original 53-man roster, he was a healthy roster for a good chunk of 2023. That's a bit concerning when you take into account that the Jags lacked a reliable pass rusher behind Travon Walker and Josh Allen.

In the end, Abdullah logged just 45 defensive snaps and one total tackle. Maybe he'll show progress in Year 2 but there's an equal chance he won't be on the roster come Week 1. The front office moved on from Dawuane Smoot and K'Lavon Chaisson but locked up Trevis Gipson in free agency. Gipson is coming off an underwhelming stint with the Tennessee Titans but flashed talent early in his career, registering seven sacks in 2021.

But regardless of how effective Gipson ultimately is, the Jags will probably try to bolster their rotation in the draft. They probably won't address the pass rush in Rounds 1 and 2 after giving Josh Allen a massive extension, but there will be many intriguing prospects to choose from in the middle rounds. Javon Salomon, Gabriel Murphy, and Brennan Jackson would be enticing options.

If the Jags take any of them, Abdullah's odds of returning to Jacksonville for a second season won't be great.