4 recent Jaguars draft picks with their roster spots under threat in 2023

• The Jaguars have depth at several position groups right now

• That could make a handful of recent draft picks expendable

Jun 13, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars safety Daniel Thomas (20)
Jun 13, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars safety Daniel Thomas (20) / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 3 recent Jaguars draft pick at risk of losing his roster spot: Jordan Smith, OLB

Josh Allen and Travon Walker are set to be the Jaguars' top pass rushers next season. However, the rest of their rotation leaves a bit to be desired. Outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson has gotten praise from the coaching staff throughout the offseason, so even though he hasn't been much of a factor over the last three years, it looks like he's a lock to make the team in 2023.

Another player who seems to have secured a roster spot is rookie Yasir Abdullah, who's failed to make an impression during training camp but is expected to contribute down the road. That could potentially leave Jordan Smith as the odd man out, especially when you take into account that defensive end Dawauane Smoot, who's back on a one-year deal, should be ready to roll for the opener.

Smith, a fourth-round pick in the 2021 draft, has failed to do much of note the last two years. He was a healthy scratch for most of his rookie campaign and he missed his second NFL season after tearing his ACL. Due to the depth at pass rusher, maybe the Jaguars might feel tempted to keep Smith around. On the other hand, it wouldn't be surprising to see them move on from him if he fails to impress in the preseason.

At this point, it's hard to see the Jaguars making a move for a veteran pass rusher. Instead, expect them to take a look at the waiver wire for reinforcements.