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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4. Steven Jones, OG - Oregon

The Jaguars decided not to add depth to the interior offensive line after bringing back guards Ezra Cleveland and Brandon Scherff in the offseason. You could argue that Scherff's contract runs through 2024 but the front office could've created $9 million in space if they released him. Instead, they kept him around.

Either way, the Jags' interior backups will tentatively be Cooper Hodges, Luke Fortner, and veteran Tyler Shatley. When you take into account that Shatley is entering his 11th season and wasn't particularly great last year, maybe Steven Jones will have a shot.

Jones played right guard for the Ducks last year and didn't allow a single sac on 420 pass-blocking snaps. He left Oregon with 33 starts. He will need to make a positive impression in training camp, but if he makes the most of his reps, he may have a chance.

3. Josh Proctor, S - Ohio State

If there was one position the Jaguars didn't have to worry about in the draft, it was safety. Even after releasing Rayshawn Jenkins early in the offseason, they still have ample talent. Sophomore Antonio Johnson will line up next to Andre Cisco after manning the slot last year. Daniel Thomas and Andrew Wingard will be behind them, and both of them have stepped up when called upon.

Having said that, Jacksonville couldn't pass up the chance to sign Josh Proctor in the aftermath of the draft. A four-star recruit out of high school, Proctor ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash at the scouting combine. He excels at stopping the run but can also drop back in coverage. On the other hand, he must hone his footwork, and more importantly, he must remain healthy, something he struggled with at Ohio State.

If Proctor can avoid the injury bug and make plays in training camp, he may make the 53-man roster as the fifth safety.