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. 2 recent Jaguars draft pick at risk of losing his roster spot: Snoop Conner, RB

The Jaguars expect Travis Etienne to carry a big workload in 2023 but they are also counting on rookie Tank Bigsby to become an important piece of their offensive puzzle. In case you missed it, Bigsby is currently the No. 2 running back on the Jaguars' depth chart and will be the primary backup behind Etienne, barring an impressive preseason outing from either D'Ernest Johnson or JaMycal Hasty,

Johnson, who signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars in the offseason, can also contribute on special teams, so it looks like he has favorable odds of earning a roster spot in 2023. Also, JaMycal Hasty will be entering his second season with the Black and Teal.

An undrafted free agent in 2020, Hasty spent two years with the San Francisco 49ers before being waived before the start of the 2022 season. He was promptly claimed by Jacksonville and became Etienne's backup when James Robinson was traded to the New York Jets.

The Jags valued Hasty enough to bring him back on a two-year deal. While there's the chance he could be a surprise cut, Snoop Conner might have a harder time sticking around. A fifth-round pick in last year's draft, Conner was a healthy scratch most of the 2022 season and only got playing time when Robinson was traded. And even then, he was used sparingly, toting the rock 14 times for 42 yards with one touchdown.

Given how stacked the Jaguars are at running back and the lack of impact Conner has had over the last two years, nobody will bat an eye if he gets the pink slip before the start of the season.