5 players who won't be on the Jaguars 53-man roster come Week 1

The Jags have lots of depth at most position groups heading into the 2023 season. This will make it difficult for these five players to make the 53-man roster.
Aug 12, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Snoop Conner (24).
Aug 12, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Snoop Conner (24). / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 2 player who won't be on the Jaguars roster come Week 1: Ayo Oyelola

There are a handful of position groups on the Jaguars' roster that could use a boost but most groups look in good shape ahead of the 2023 season. For instance, take a look at the safety room. Jacksonville has a pretty good tandem in Rayshawn Jenkins and the ascending Andre Cisco. Behind them is Andrew Wingard, a locker room leader that can come off the bench at any time.

Furthermore, the Jags used a couple of draft picks on Antonio Johnson and Erick Hallett II to replenish the position. Even if veteran Daniel Thomas doesn't make the 53-man roster, they have enough depth to overcome a potential injury to either Cisco or Jenkins.

Of course, having so much depth and talent at the position means that players that could otherwise earn a roster spot will be on the outside looking in. One of them is Ayo Oyelola, who joined the Jaguars via the league's International Player Pathway Program last year.

For a player to qualify for the program, they must be 24 or younger, out of high school for more than four years and not being a citizen of the US or Canada among other requirements. Oyelola checked off all the requirements and spent the 2022 season in the Jaguars' practice squad.

While the England-born Oyelola prevented the Detroit Lions from converting on a third down in Week 2 of the preseason, he's not done nearly enough over the last few months to earn a roster spot and like many other players on this list, he looks like a prime candidate to spend the 2023 season in the practice squad.