Lesser-known Jaguars who must stand out in training camp - Part 3
Henry Mondeaux, DT
The Jaguars didn't make any splash signings in free agency and instead opted to fortify their depth across the roster. One addition that hardly made news was defensive tackle Henry Mondeaux, a developmental project with intriguing upside. An undrafted free agent in 2018, Mondeaux spent time with the New Orleans Saints and the Kansas City Chiefs before latching onto the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019.
The former Oregon Duck would spend the 2019 season on the Steelers' depth chart before finally making his regular season debut the following season. He ended up appearing in five games and tallying five total tackles. Mondeaux followed that up with 15 games, two sacks, and 16 in 2021. The New York Giants claimed him off waivers last year and he went on to post 16 tackles in 11 games.
Now with the Jags, Mondeaux aims at being part of the defensive line rotation but he'll have competition from rookie Raymond Vohasek.
Blake Hance, OL
When discussing the Jaguars' offensive line, Balke Hance's doesn't often pop up but he return for a second stint last year after spending the 2019 season in Jacksonville. An undrafted free agent in 2018, the former Northwestern Wildcat has spent time with the Buffalo Bills, the Washington Commanders, the Cleveland Browns, and the New York Jets.
Hance hardly ever played in his first three NFL seasons but he appeared in 33 games with eight starts over the last two years. Maybe he needed time to figure things out and put it all together, which is why he might have a reasonable shot at making the Jaguars' 53-man roster in 2023.