5 Jacksonville Jaguars who are not safe after the 2024 NFL Draft

Oct 1, 2023; London, United Kingdom;  Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72)
Oct 1, 2023; London, United Kingdom; Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72) / Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports
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Jaguars player No. 4 who is not safe after the draft: Joey Slye, K

The Jaguars have dealt with a revolving door at kicker the past three years but maybe Cam Little will bring stability to the position. There was a run for kickers late in the draft and the team's brass didn't want to miss out on him so they used a sixth-round pick on him.

Usually, teams won't use draft picks on a kicker unless they think they have a keeper. That's why it's fair to say that Little is the favorite to win the kicker job. That's not great news for Riley Patterson and Joey Slye.

Slye, in particular, may be severely affected. The Jaguars signed him in the offseason, but only after Wil Lutz backed down from an arrangement he had with them. Lutz returned to the Denver Broncos and the Jags were left looking for alternative. That's how they ended up with Slye.

But even if the Jaguars hadn't drafted Little, Slye wouldn't have been handed the kicker job. The Jags brought back Riley Patterson in the offseason after moving on from him to pave the way for Brandon McManus last year.

Now, Lutz finds himself in a three-way battle with Patterson and Little for the kicker job. He played for the Washington Commanders the last two seasons but hasn't been able to find his footing, having also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, the Houston Texans, and the Carolina Panthers.

Based on his track record, it's hard to see Jacksonville as his permanent home, especially after Little's arrival.

Jaguars player No. 3 who is not safe after the draft: Gregory Junior, CB

The Jaguars just drafted cornerbacks Deantre Prince and Jarrian Jones. Both players have the potential to develop into starters but should at minimum earn reserve roles in 2024. That doesn't bode well for third-year pro Gregory Junior.

A sixth-round pick in 2022, Junior saw minimal playing time as a rookie but head coach Doug Pederson dubbed him one of the most improved players in training camp last year. However, a hamstring injury forced him to miss most of the first half of the 2023 season. Once he returned, the Ouachita Baptist product didn't do much of note.

With Prince and Jones in the mix, Junior will need to stand out in training camp if he doesn't want to be a victim of the numbers game.