Jacksonville Jaguars Post-Draft 53-Man Roster Projection for the 2023 NFL Season
The Jacksonville Jaguars had nine selections at the beginning of the 2023 NFL Draft but they finished with 13 after a series of trades. While it seemed like they were going to use some of them to trade up on Day 2 or early on Day 3, they ended up making all the picks. That wasn't the end of it though.
Once the draft was over, the Jags signed 10 more players, putting the total tally at 23. Some of them will fill important roles next season but others might be victims of the numbers game and will end up in the practice squad or playing somewhere else.
So who will make Jaguars' 53-man roster? Here's a guess following the conclusion of this year's draft, projecting that they won't claim anyone off of waivers.
Jacksonville Jaguars Post-Draft 53-Man Roster Projection: Special teams
Last year, the Jags had a revolving door at kicker throughout the months preceding the regular season. After kicking Matthew Wright to the curve, they signed Ryan Santoso in free agency and inked Andrew Mevis as an undrafted free agent. Neither one proved to be the solution, so the team's brass then brought in Elliot Fry, who also came crashing in.
Just when it looked like kicker was going to be an issue through the 2022 season, the Jags landed swopped in and claimed James McCourt off of waivers but they quickly dumped him in favor of Riley Patterson, another waiver wire pickup.
Patterson ended up handling kicking duties in 2022. Even though he had a rough stretch, the team's confidence on him didn't waver. It doesn't look like the former Memphis Tiger is going anywhere and the same seems to be true for Logan Cooke and Ross Matiscik, the Jaguars' designated punter and long snapper.
Specialists: Ross Matiscik (LS), Logan Cooke (P), Riley Paterson (K)