5 Jaguars UDFAs who could steal a roster spot in training camp

• The Jaguars signed 13 UDFAs after the 2024 NFL Draft

• These 5 could end up making the 53-man roster next season

Mount Union wide receiver Wayne Ruby runs the ball for a first down under pressure from Alma
Mount Union wide receiver Wayne Ruby runs the ball for a first down under pressure from Alma / Julie Vennitti Botos / Canton Repository
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The Jacksonville Jaguars made nine picks in the 2024 NFL Draft but kept adding talent afterward. Right after the seventh round was over, they started signing undrafted free agents, players who didn't hear their names called during the three-day event.

A few days after the conclusion of the draft, the Jags announced they signed 13 UDFAs. All of them have a steep hill to climb to make the 53-man roster. Many of them will be nothing more than camp bodies, and a few others may be able to land in the practice squad.

That said, some of those UDFAs may be able to seize a roster spot due to talent or position needs. These five come to mind.

5. Wayne Ruby, WR - Mount Union

Wide receiver Joshua Cephus is a trendy pick to make the 53-man roster and it's easy to see why. Even though he doesn't have top speed, the UTSA product is as sure-handed as they come and is a polished route-runner. That said, he isn't the only undrafted receiver who may have a shot at making the team.

Wayne Ruby played Division III football but doesn't think there's much of a difference between him and his DI counterparts. Besides having the confidence to make it to the pros, the Mount Union product reached the end zone an astonishing 30 times in 2022. He followed that up with 15 touchdowns last year.

However you look at it, that's a feat worth recognizing, even if it came at the DIII level. At 6'1 and 190 pounds, Ruby excels at running short and intermediate routes but must learn how to better use his speed in deep routes. Also, he struggles when he's jammed at the line of scrimmage.

Of course, Ruby will be facing the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans, not Alfred State or Baldwin Wallace in the NFL. The transition could be steep but he's got the skill set to potentially make the leap.