5 players the Jaguars must make room for on the final 53-man roster

• The Jaguars don't have many roster spots up for grabs but these five players have done enough to make the team in 2023
Aug 19, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Elijah Cooks (84).
Aug 19, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Elijah Cooks (84). / Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 4 player the Jaguars must make room for on the roster: Montaric Brown, CB

The Jaguars have done a good job of replenishing their cornerback room over the last three years. Tyson Campbell is the best of the bunch but by no means the only talented one. Darious Williams got off to a shaky start last year but finished strong once he moved to the perimeter. The much-maligned Tre Herndon, who can line up inside and outside, is also back and provides depth at the position.

If that wasn't enough, the youngsters have stepped up. In particular, sophomores Gregory Junior and Montaric Brown. The former has come up with several big plays in the preseason while the latter made a strong impression in training camp. Moreover, both have received praise from head coach Doug Pederson.

This is a bit impressive/encouraging when you take into account that Junior and Brown didn't do much of note last year. Junior didn't originally make the 53-man roster and only suited up for one game. Brown, on the other hand, appeared in eight contests but wasn't particularly great, giving up six passes on nine targets for 81 yards.

Heading into the 2023 season, Brown is one of the most improved players on the Jaguars roster. While Junior will vie for playing time in the slot, he will most likely play outside. Optimally, you want your corners to have the flexibility to line up anywhere but there's nothing wrong with faring better in either the slot or the boundaries.

Back in training camp, Brown got lots of playing time with the first team. He won't get probably much playing time in 2023 barring injury to either Williams or Campbell but he has most definitely earned a roster spot.