2. Tim Jones, wide receiver
The Jaguars have a penchant for finding undrafted gems. In 2023, it was wide receiver Elijah Cooks. The year before it was edge rusher De'Shaan Dixon, who made the team's original 53-man roster. Coincidentally, wide receiver Tim Jones, who went undrafted in 2021, also made the cut.
Jones had to wait until 2022 to show he could contribute, having spent his rookie season in the practice squad. The former Mississippi State Golden Eagle secured a roster spot with an impressive showing in the 2022 preseason. However, once the regular season came, he was mostly a non-factor, hauling in three receptions for 30 yards.
This season, injuries paved the way for Tim Jones to get more playing time. At 331 offensive snaps, he's more than double the 145 he logged as a rookie. However, he's not the only wide receiver who's gotten an extended role in light of injuries to Christian Kirk and Zay Jones.
Rookies Parker Washington and Elijah Cook have gotten a considerable amount of snaps in the second half of the season and could see an increased role in 2024. Given they may have more upside than Jones, he could be playing for a roster spot next season.
One thing working in Jones' favor is his blocking prowess. Then again, that's not requisite to play the position, so he could end up becoming a victim of the numbers game next season.