Bobby Evans and 4 other Jaguars players to watch vs. Lions in 2023 Preseason Week 2

• The Jaguars just signed Bobby Evans Sunday

• He might get lots of work vs. the Lions

• There are also other Jaguars players to monitor

Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68) looks on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 at Miller Electric Center
Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68) looks on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 at Miller Electric Center / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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No. 2 Jaguars player to keep an eye on in Preseason Week 2: Jacob Harris

Wide receiver Jacob Harris made a strong impression in training camp and took advantage of the opportunity he got against the Lions. However, he's not a lock to make the team. See, the Jags could have a logjam at wide receiver. They currently have one (maybe two) open spots at the position, and most of the candidates competing for it have flashed at one point or another.

Harris, a fourth-round pick by the Rams in 2019, switched from tight end to wide receiver in 2021. At 6'5" and 211 pounds, he could give the Jags a huge target in the red zone. However, he needs to prove he's more deserving of a roster spot than players such as Tim Jones, Elijah Cooks, Seth Williams or Parker Washington.

No. 1 Jaguars player to keep an eye on vs. the Lions: Cooper Hodges

Offensive lineman Cooper Hodges, a seventh-round pick in this year's draft, has already become a fan favorite for getting fans pumped up during practice, the proverbial Tugboat Tumble. Also, he's got a favorable chance of making the 53-man roster.

An offensive tackle at Appalachian State, Hodges got second-team snaps against the Cowboys and fared well in pass protection and as a run blocker. Earlier this year, he looked like a long-shot to make the team due to his status as a Day 3 draft pick. However, he's flashed enough talent to make you think that he can develop into a high-end backup, maybe more.

At worst, expect Hodges to pass Cole Van Lanen on the depth chart. But for that to happen, he needs to perform well in Week 2 of the preseason.

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