Doug Pederson discusses Brandon Scherff on Day 4 of Jaguars training camp: Takeaways

• Jaguars HC Doug Pederson focused on what he can control

• The 2023 tight end room looks promising

• Brandon Scherff and the impact of his veteran presence

Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68).
Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68). / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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2. The Jaguars have a promising TE room ahead of the 2023 season

The Jags revamped their tight end room this offseason. Although they retained Evan Engram, who signed a three-year deal extension worth $42.5 million, they let Dan Arnold and Chris Manhertz walk in free agency. The former didn't get much playing time last year but the latter was a steady contributor in pass-blocking situations.

To fill the void left by Manhertz, Jacksonville is counting on a handful of young players. Luke Farrell could get an expanded role in 2023 but Gerrit Prince and Brenton Strange will also get an opportunity to earn playing time. Similarly, the athletically gifted Sammis Reyes will be competing for a roster spot.

The tight end depth chart is still taking shape but Doug Pederson likes the Jags' tight end room and talked about it during his exchange with the media on Day 4.

"Good room. Evan picked up where he left off", Doug Pederson said. "Luke is another one, young player who is gonna be big for him, a great opportunity for him. Brenton Strange is learning and improving every day. There's going to be obviously a setback here and there, it's just part of the process, right?"

"And we got some young players, Gerrit Prince, who's been here again, another second-year player who was on the practice squad a year ago and has done some good things. And overall, Derek [Parish] is in that mix, and Sammis and Josh [Pederson], it's a good group, and it's good competition," Pederson said.

Evan Engram will be the No. 1 tight end and Luke Farrell seems to be in the driver's seat to be the primary backup in the opener. However, there's a chance Prince or Strange move ahead of him on the depth chart, so the competition at tight end will be one to keep an eye on in the upcoming days.