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 defense after mandatory minicamp Part II

Cornerbacks (6): Tyson Campbell, Jarrian Jones, Ronald Darby, Deantre Prince, Montaric Brown, Darnell Savage

One name that probably stands out on the list is Darnell Savage. After all, the former first-round pick mostly lined up at safety for the Green Bay Packers. However, he also saw time in the slot, and that's where the Jags will want to see him play. He could still get a few looks at safety but he'll tentatively be the primary nickel.

Beyond Savage, Tyson Campell and Ronald Darby are slated to start in the boundaries. That said, Jarrian Jones has been a standout in the offseason, and there's a strong chance he'll seize a featured role at some point of 2024. Fellow rookie Deantre Prince, on the other hand, should be able to earn a roster spot. Montaric Brown is also in the mix. He was CB4 last year and will likely take on a backup role again.

Safeties (5): Andrew Wingard, Antonio Johnson, Andre Cisco, Daniel Thomas, Erick Hallett II

The Jags released Rayshawn Jenkins in a cap-saving move before free agency. Sophomore Antonio Johnson, who manned the slot as a rookie, will replace him. Andre Cisco will be starting next to him. Fan favorite Andrew Wingard is also back as the primary backup at the position.

Barring injuries to Johnson or Cisco, Wingard won't get much playing time on defense, but he'll get a big workload on special teams. The same is true for Daniel Thomas, who signed a two-year deal in the offseason. Sophomore Erick Hallett II, who's improved since the end of 2023, should take the fifth safety spot on the roster.

Special teams (3): Cam Little, Ross Matisick, and Logan Cooke

After several failed attempts to stop the carousel at kicker, the Jaguars hope Cam Little will bring much-needed stability at the position. Based on his performance in the offseason, he may very well be the long-term answer.

Besides drafting Little, the Jaguars didn't make many changes to their special teams core. Ross Matiscik and Logan Cooke are back as the long snapper and the punter, respectively.

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