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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2. Josh Pederson, tight end

Nepotism gets a bad rep and it's easy to see why. People will get chances they wouldn't normally get because a relative gives them a hand. That said, nepotism is better than the alternative, which is not taking advantage of it. Josh Pederson could've already given up on his NFL dream, but he's managed to stick around and get a last hurrah because his father, Doug Pederson, is the Jacksonville Jaguars' head coach.

Pederson went undrafted in 2021 and spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the New Orleans Saints before giving the United States Football League a shot. He played for the Houston Gamblers early in 2023 before latching onto the Jaguars.

To nobody's surprise, Pederson didn't make the team but once he cleared waivers, he was signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster a few times but didn't do much of note. Fast forward to 2024, and he may have trouble sticking around for a second season.

Evan Engram remains at the top of the depth chart and Brenton Strange should get a bigger workload in 2024. The reliable Luke Farrell will probably compete with newcomer Josiah Degura for the No. 3 spot but it wouldn't be shocking to see the Jags keep four tight ends into the regular season. That's what they did in 2022 when they carried Engram, Farrell, Chris Manhertz, and Dan Arnold.

Regardless of how many tight ends the Jags choose to carry next season, Pederson may just not make it. He hasn't done enough to make you think he'll be able to fend off a newcomer if the Jaguars bring in competition to the tight end room. Add the fact that the team has a finite number of roster spots, and Pederson may be a victim of the numbers game.