No. 3 Jaguars player who's seen his stock go up after training camp: Gerrit Prince, TE
The Jaguars' tight end room underwent a makeover in the offseason. Although the Jaguars managed to retain Evan Engram — first by giving him the franchise tag and later by striking a three-year deal worth $42.5 million — they let Dan Arnold and Chris Manhertz in free agency.
To replace Arnold and Manhertz, the Jags selected Brenton Strange in Round 2 of this year's draft and later inked the athletically gifted Sammis Reyes. Then again, it looks like it might take a while for either Strange or Reyes to earn a significant role. The former had a somewhat quiet offseason while the latter is in concussion protocol as of this writing.
Meanwhile, Gerrit Prince has made a strong impression throughout the training camp. Evan Engram and Luke Farrell are the top two tight ends on the depth chart while Strange sits at No. 3. However, Prince could challenge Strange and get ahead of him by the time the regular season rolls.
Prince reached the end zone several times in training camp and John Shipley of Sports Illustrated has called him one of the most improved Jaguars players ahead of the preseason.
Shipley isn't alone in his praise for Prince. The former UAB Blazer has gotten lots of recognition from his teammates and coaches throughout training camp. While there's still time before the Jaguars' brass start to sort out the roster, he looks like a good bet to earn a roster spot.
If Prince does make the team, it would be no small feat when you take into account that the went undrafted last year and spent his rookie season on the practice squad.