Identifying practice squad options on the Jacksonville Jaguars roster for 2023 season

Here are 16 candidates to fill the Jaguars' practice squad in 2023
Aug 12, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jacob Harris (83).
Aug 12, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jacob Harris (83). / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Jaguars 2023 practice squad predictions: Offense, pt. 2

Elijah Cooks, Nathan Jacobs, Seth Williams, and Kendrick Pryor, receivers (4)

For the sake of argument, let's say Tim Jones and rookie Parker Washington are the fifth and sixth wide receivers on the depth chart. The coaching staff likes both enough to pick them over other players who are also deserving of a roster spot.

By keeping Cooks, Williams, Jacobs, and Pryor in the practice squad, the team's brass gives them a chance to continue working on their craft.

Cole Van Lanen, interior O-Line

This one isn't necessarily surprising. The Jags traded for Cole Van Lanen before the start of the 2022 season to add depth to their interior offensive line. When Van Lanen landed in Jacksonville, he was seen as a developmental player who could eventually compete for a role on the offensive line. However, he's not made enough progress to warrant a roster spot in 2023, even if rookie Cooper Hodges misses significant playing time.

Garret Prince, tight end

Garrett Prince has a favorable chance of making the team after spending his rookie season in the practice squad. However, the Jaguars carried four tight ends last year and if they need a roster spot at another position, Garret Prince could land in the practice squad again. Still, he showed promise in training camp and if a spot frees up as the season progresses, they could give it to Prince.

Blake Hance, Bobby Evans, offensive linemen (2)

Swing tackle Josh Wells hurt his abductor during joint practices with the Detroit Lions, which leaves them a bit thin at the position while left tackle Cam Robinson serves a four-game suspension. Once he returns, Jacksonville will be stacked on the edges. For the time being, they need to keep Blake Hance and Bobby Evans as insurance.