NFL Draft Grades 2023: Re-grading the Jaguars' draft one year later

• How does the Jaguars' 2023 draft class look one year later?
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, head coach Doug Pederson, first round draft pick Anton
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, head coach Doug Pederson, first round draft pick Anton / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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Erick Hallet II - Round 6, pick 208

Here's where things start not to look great for the Jaguars, who entered the 2023 draft with nine selections but ended up picking 13 players. General manager Trent Baalke said at the time that he would've liked to trade up but couldn't find a suitable partner, so he ended up using all the selections.

With their second sixth-round pick, Jacksonville picked another defensive back. This time, it was Pittsburgh's Erick Hallett II. Throughout training camp, Hallett made a positive impression but was ultimately a victim of the numbers game.

Due to the depth at safety, Hallet didn't crack the 53-man roster and spent his rookie season in the practice squad. With Jenkins leaving, perhaps he'll make the cut in 2024.

Grade: D

Cooper Hodges, OG - Round 7, pick 226

It didn't take Cooper Hodges long to stand out in training camp. Besides making a strong case for one of the backup roles on the interior offensive line, the former Appalachian State standout became known for the "Tugboat Tumble," his way to get fans hyped up at practice.

But right when it looked like Hodges was going to make noise as a rookie, he suffered a patella injury that cut his season short. If he's healthy in 2024, he should have no trouble picking up where he left off last year.

Grade: C

Raymond Vohasek, DT - Round 7, pick 227

Nose tackle Raymond Vohasek had a solid training camp and even made a couple plays in the preseason but that wasn't enough to make the 53-man roster. He was waived and went unclaimed on waivers.

Grade: F

Derek Parish, FB - Round 7, pick 240

It's rare for teams to draft fullbacks but the Jaguars already had made 12 picks by the time they were on the clock at No. 240, so they took a chance on Derek Parish. To nobody's surprise, he didn't make the roster even after switching to defensive lineman.

Parish spent a month in the practice squad but was released when the Jags added Amani Oruwariye. The silver lining is that he was scooped by the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL in January 2024.

Grade: F

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