Jacksonville Jaguars Post-Draft 53-Man Roster Projection for the 2023 NFL Season
Jacksonville Jaguars Post-Draft 53-Man Roster Projection: Defense
The Jaguars' starting defense won't see many meaningful changes but the unit should still be better in 2023 given that it will be defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell's second year on the job. Having said that, there will be a few backup roles for grabs, and the depth chart could end up looking a bit different.
Even though cornerback was a need ahead of the draft, it looks like Jags will role with the trio of Tyson Campbell, Tre Herndon, and Darious Williams in 2023. Rookie Christian Braswell might have a steep hill to climb to make the team but should find his way in.
On the other hand, outside linebacker Yasir Abdullah and defensive end Tyler Lacy should have a favorable chance of earning a roster spot. Similarly, both Antonio Johnson and Erick Hallett II are too talented not to see the field and the coaching staff will surely find a way to incorporate both of them in a few sub-packages.
Fourth-year edge rusher K'Lavon Chaisson didn't get his fifth-year option picked up and while he could be placed on the trade block, there's an equal chance he'll remain in Jacksonville one more season.
Defensive linemen (7): Roy Robertson-Harris, Adam Gotsis, DaVon Hamilton, Folorunso Fatukasi, Tyler Lacey, Michael Dogbe, and Henry Mondeaux
Outside linebackers (5): Travon Walker, Josh Allen, Yasir Abdulla, K'Lavon Chaisson, De'Shaan Nixon
Middle linebackers (4): Foyesade Oluokun, Chad Muma, Devin Lloyd, Shaquille Quarterman
Cornerbacks (6): Darious Williams, Tyson Campbell, Tre Herndon, Montaric Brown, Gregory Junior, Christian Braswell
Safety (5): Andre Cisco, Andrew Wingard, Rayshawn Jenkins, Antonio Johnson, Erick Hallett II