4 underrated Jaguars players who could make a massive impact next season

• Here are 4 Jaguars who could have a bigger impact than expected in 2024.

Aug 19, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Tank Bigsby (4) runs the
Aug 19, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Tank Bigsby (4) runs the / Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Trevis Gipson, defensive end

The Jaguars were surprisingly active in free agency, sparing no expense to make upgrades to several position groups. While they didn't address their pass rush right away, they eventually inked defensive end Trevis Gipson to bolster their rotation.

A fourth-round pick by the Chicago Bears in 2020, Gipson flashed as a rookie but it wasn't until his second season that he turned heads, registering seven sacks and five forced fumbles. However, the Tusla product wasn't able to build on his sophomore campaign and took a step back in 2022, tallying a measly three sacks. One big reason for his regression is that he switched to standup linebacker after previously playing with his hand in the ground.

Gipson entered the 2023 offseason at the cellar of the depth chart, struggling to find his footing as an outside linebacker. He was waived before the start of the regular season and was quickly claimed by the Tennesse Titans. Unfortunately, the change of scenery didn't help the Texas native much, as he was a healthy scratch through most of the year.

If you believe that the third time is the charm, Gipson is poised to succeed in Jacksonville. Under defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen, he'll line up in a three-point stance, where he's had the most success throughout his career.

When you add that Nielsen's area of expertise is the defensive line, there might not have been a better fit for Gipson to rebuild his stock than Jacksonville. The Jaguars, for their part, added depth behind Travon Walker and Josh Allen without having to break the bank.