4 underrated Jaguars players who could have a huge impact in the 2023 season

• A key rotational piece on the trenches

• A dynamic returner

• A promising rookie

• A 26-year-old 'veteran'

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard (42) listens to music before an NFL first round playoff
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard (42) listens to music before an NFL first round playoff / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have hoarded lots of talent over the last two years, and with players such as Trevor Lawrence and Calvin Ridley, they should have a favorable chance of winning the AFC South title and making the playoffs for the second straight year.

That said, there are players on the Jags' roster that don't get nearly as much attention as Lawrence but could have a huge impact next season. In particular, these four could end up filling in key roles in the Jaguars' success.

No. 4 player who could have a big impact for the Jaguars in 2023: Adam Gotsis

Defensive end Adam Gotsis became a pivotal piece on the Jaguars' rotation last year, appearing in 15 games with one start and playing 29 percent of the team's defensive snaps. A second-round pick in the 2016 draft, Gotsis has proven to be more effective in a rotational role rather than a feature one. However, he could see an uptick in playing time next season.

Defensive end Arden Key signed with the Tennessee Titans in free agency and Dawuane Smoot is still recovering from the torn Achilles he suffered last year. This could lead Jacksonville to lean on Gotsis more than they're used to.

Then again, this isn't uncharted territory for the Georgia Tech product. Back in 2020, he started 14 games for Jacksonville and has played over 50 percent of the defensive snaps twice over the last seven years. Maybe other players will step up in the defensive trenches, but it looks like the Jaguars will be counting on Gotsis to make an impact.