5 bold predictions for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2023 NFL season
The Jacksonville Jaguars will have players earn an All-Pro selection in 2023
The Jags ended a streak of years without any Pro Bowlers in 2022 when Trevor Lawrence and Jamal Agnew earned the accolade. On the other hand, they haven't had a player make the First-Team All-Pro team since defensive end Calais Campbell and cornerback Jalen Ramsey got the nod in 2017.
However, the Jaguars will buck the trend in 2023 and besides sending a handful of players to the Pro Bowl, a few of them will get an All-Pro designation. There are a few worthy candidates but the first that comes to mind is right guard Brandon Scherff.
A first-round pick by the Washington Commanders in 2015, Scherff has made the Pro Bowl five times and got a First-Team All-Pro designation in 2020. The former Iowa Hawkeye managed to start all 17 games for the first time since 2016 and he'll be in his second season under offensive line coach Phil Rauscher. That kind of carryover should help him earn a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2023.
Another Jaguars that could make the First-Team All-Pro is wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who has been reinstated from a suspension for betting on NFL games near the end of 2021. Highly motivated to get back on the field, the former Alabama standout is fully healthy and probably the strongest he's been since 2020.
With Trevor Lawrence throwing passes at him, Ridley has a chance to return to the upper echelon of wide receivers and earn not only the first Pro Bowl nod of his career but also his first All-Pro designation ever.