Jaguars 2023 NFL Draft: 3 winners and 3 losers from Day 2

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson waves after an interview during an NFL Draft watch.
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson waves after an interview during an NFL Draft watch. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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Jaguars draft Tank Bigsby and Brenton Strange: 3 losers

3. Jaguars DB coach Deshea Townsend

The Jaguars had several chances to give their cornerback group a boost on Day 2 of the draft but opted to address other needs instead. While they have a pair of talented starters, they still need a nickel. As previously noted, the team's brass seems to be high on Tre Herndon but coach Deshea Townsend would have surely liked a new prospect to work with.

The Jaguars added Tevaughn Campbell, Gregory Junior, and Montaric Brown to their cornerback room last year but all of them are work in progress. Townsend probably doesn't have a say on whom the Jaguars will pick but there were surely some prospects he probably wishes he could have developed.

2. Jaguars tight end Gerrit Prince

Gerrit Prince had a steep hill to climb after going undrafted last year. Although he's got some things going in his favor, he's far from a finished product and might need to spend time on the practice squad before he's ready to step on to the football field.

Had the Jaguars not drafted Brenton Strange, Prince might have had a better chance of competing in training camp and making the final 53-man roster. However, Strange's arrival will make it considerably difficult to get reps in the summer and make the cut.

1. Jaguars running back Snoop Conner

Sophomore Snoop Conner isn't getting any breaks. The former Ole Miss seemed to have seized the No. 3 running back spot on the depth chart before the start of the 2022 season. However, the front office quickly swooped in and scooped JaMycal Hasty off waivers.

Conner was inactive early in the regular season and only started to get playing time after the Jaguars traded James Robinson. It looked like the second-year running back was going to get a chance to move up the depth chart in 2023. However, the front office decided to sign D'Ernest Johnson in free agency and also brought back Hasty.

Even before the draft, Conner's chances of sticking around weren't particularly great. Tank Bigsby's arrival pretty much sealed his fate in Jacksonville.

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