Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 NFL Draft additions put these 5 players on notice
No. 3 Jacksonville Jaguars player that was put on notice: Daniel Thomas, S
Just like linebacker, safety wasn't at the top of the Jaguars' offseason needs but the team's brass didn't care and used a couple of draft picks on the position. First, they took Antonio Johnson (Texas A&M) in Round 5 and later they selected Erick Hallet II with the sixth-round pick they got when they traded cornerback Josiah Scott to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021.
Although Andre Cisco and Rayshawn Jenkins, who restructured their contract earlier this year, aren't at risk of losing their job, Daniel Thomas and Andrew Wingard might need to compete for a roster spot next season.
Wingard became an inspirational presence in the team's locker room last season and signed a three-year deal worth $9 million in the offseason. However, he's a good-not-great player that has already reached his ceiling. Having said that, he might have better chances of sticking around than Daniel Thomas, a fifth-round pick in the 2020 Draft.
Thomas has carved a niche on special teams can come off the bench if needed. The former Auburn Tiger has made four starts over the last three years. He flashed potential as a rookie but he tumbled down the depth chart after the arrival of Cisco and Jenkins in 2021.
The fact that releasing Thomas would free up a bit over $1 million with just $79,279 in dead money makes him a potential cap casualty ahead of the regular season.