Jaguars pre-training camp 53-man roster predictions after re-signing Dawuane Smoot

• DE Dawuane Smoot is back with the Jaguars

• There will be carry over from last year on the roster

• This will be a make-or-break season for a handful of Jaguars players

Jaguars DL (91) Dawuane Smoot during warm up drills at training camp on the practice fields.
Jaguars DL (91) Dawuane Smoot during warm up drills at training camp on the practice fields. / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union via Imagn
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Jaguars pre-training camp 53-man roster projection: Offense

The Jaguars didn't undergo many changes on offense in the offseason and that's a good thing. It's true that Jawaan Taylor, their starting right tackle in 2022, signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, and the front office selected Anton Harrison 27th overall in this year's draft to take his place.

Also, Walker Little will step in at left tackle during Cam Robinson's four-game suspension for violations to the PED policy to start the regular season. However, Little filled in for Robinson when he suffered a meniscus injury near the end of the year, so he isn't precisely entering uncharted territories.

Sophomore center Luke Fortner and right guard Brandon Scherff are returning too. The only potential question mark ahead of the season is left guard Ben Bartch, who's been placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list ahead of training camp. The expectation is that he will return for the regular season but Tyler Shatley, who made 12 starts at left guard during his absence, can hold the fort.

The rest of the starting offense won't undergo many changes in 2023, and that's a good thing as they will be able to operate more efficiently in their second year under head coach Doug Pederson. The one addition Jacksonville made (and it happened last year) was trading for Calvin Ridley, who's slated to be their No. 1 receiver and should have a favorable chance to be the league's Comeback Player of the Year in 2023.

Also, Evan Engram's contract impasse is no longer an issue, as he and the Jaguars agreed to a three-year deal worth $42.5 million just one day before the deadline to get it done. Now, Evan can focus on getting ready for the 2023 season and pick up where he left off last year.

Quarterbacks (2): Trevor Lawrence, C.J. Beathard

Running backs (4): Travis Etienne, D'Ernest Johnson, JaMycal Hasty, Tank Bigsby

Wide receivers (5): Calvin Ridley, Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, Jamal Agnew, Parker Washington

Tight ends (4): Evan Engram: Brenton Strange, Luke Farrell, Sammis Reyes

Offensive linemen (8): Cam Robinson, Ben Bartch, Luke Fortner, Tyler Shatley, Walker Little, Brandon Scherff, Anton Harrison, Cooper Hodges