Jaguars 53-man roster projector after 2024's mandatory minicamp

• Here's a look at how the Jaguars' initial 53-man roster could look based on how some players performed at mandatory camp.
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson at EverBank Stadium’s Miller Electric Center in Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson at EverBank Stadium’s Miller Electric Center in Jacksonville, Fla. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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Jaguars projected offense after mandatory minicamp Part II

Wide receivers (6): Gabe Davis, Brian Thomas Jr., Christian Kirk, Devin Duvernay, Parker Washington, Joshua Cephus

The Jaguars let Calvin Ridley walk in free agency and released Zay Jones after the draft. To replace them, the front office signed Gabe Davis in the open market and later selected Brian Thomas Jr. 23rd overall. They'll be joining Christian Kirk, who's returning from a core injury he suffered late in 2023.

On top of that, the Jags signed Devin Duvernay in free agency. While most of his contributions will come in the return game, he's listed as a receiver on the depth chart and should get plenty of targets next season, having caught a combined 70 receptions for 679 yards with five touchdowns from 2021-2022. Nobody will bat an eye if he gets 30 receptions next season.

Davis, Duvernay, Thomas, and Kirk will take up four roster spots. Jacksonville won't likely carry seven receivers like they did last year. That leaves Parker Washington and Tim Jones as the most likely candidates to get the nod. The former has shown notable improvement, according to the coaching staff. On the other hand, Jones is an outstanding blocker who brings value on special teams. That should help him make the team.

Running backs (4): Travis Etienne, Tank Bigsby, D'Ernest Johnson, Keilan Robinson

The Jaguars kept most of their running back room from last year intact with one exception, Keilan Robinson. Travis Etienne is once again the primary ball carrier on the depth chart but the Jaguars want Tank Bigsby to take on a bigger workload. That leaves the versatile D'Ernest Johnson as No. 3 on the depth chart.

Johnson has delivered when called upon, and it makes sense to keep him in case injuries strike. Last but not least is Robinson, who doesn't have the size to be a three-down back but has the speed to break off a big run occasionally. He will get a role on special teams but the coaching staff will also look for ways to use him on offense.

Offensive line (9): Cooper Hodges, Cam Robinson, Mitch Morse, Ezra Cleveland, Brandon Scherff, Anton Harrison, Javon Foster, Walker Little, Luke Fortner

The Jaguars are bringing back four of their five starters from last year on the offensive line. Based on the amount of pressure Trevor Lawrence endured, that could be a cause for concern. However, the group looks in much better shape than last year even though they didn't make any meaningful additions besides veteran Mitch Mose, who will take over at center in place of Luke Fortner.

While Fortner struggled as the starter last year, he would be a more than capable backup. Furthermore, the front office drafted Javon Foster to groom him as the swing tackle and a potential starter. If that wasn't enough Cooper Hodges is back after missing his rookie season with a knee injury. He's back at full strength and took reps at center during mandatory camp. That kind of versatility will help the Appalachian State product make the cut.