AFC South rookie debuts: Jaguars RB Tank Bigsby And Other Winners, 3 Losers

• A trio of Jaguars players rose their stock in Week 1 of the preseason

• On the other hand, the rookie QBs in the AFC South struggled

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Loser: Titans QB Will Levis: Ups and Downs in Preseason Debut

Will Levis, the rookie quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, had a mixed performance in his preseason debut. While he displayed good pocket presence and mobility, Levis struggled with accuracy on some throws and faced pressure from the opposing defense.

Despite leading the Titans on a touchdown drive, Levis ended the game with an interception on the team's final drive, missing an opportunity for a potential game-winning score. Despite the setbacks, Levis showed resilience and a willingness to learn from his mistakes, which bodes well for his future development.

Winner: Jaguars TE Brenton Strange, A Promising Target in the Passing Game

Another standout performer for the Jaguars was rookie tight end Brenton Strange. The former Penn State Nittany Lion showcased his skills as a receiving threat, making key blocks and contributing to the success of the offense. Strange didn't blow up the stats sheet with two receptions for eight yards, but he did a lot of good work as a blocker Saturday.

His strong block on safety Markquese Bell helped spring a 34-yard run by Tank Bigsby, demonstrating his ability to make an impact beyond catching passes. With his versatility and solid performance, Strange has positioned himself as a promising target in the Jaguars' passing game.