One silver lining from the Urban Meyer debacle was that the Jacksonville Jaguars clinched the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, marking the second year in a row that they had the top pick. Having chosen Trevor Lawrence in 2021, the Jags weren't in need of a quarterback, so they selected Travon Walker.
After Walker, Jacksonville went on to make six more players. Now, it feels like a good time to see what kind of impact they've made and what kind of role they've played in the team's 6-2 start in 2023. With that in mind, here's a ranking of the Jaguars' 2022 NFL draft class.
No. 7 Jacksonville Jaguars draft pick from the 2022 NFL Draft: Snoop Conner, 5th round, RB
The Jags had a dynamic running back tandem in James Robinson and Travis Etienne last year but they needed depth at the position, so they took Snoop Conner in the fifth round. Heading into the 2022 season, it looked like the former Ole Miss Rebel was going to be RB3 on the depth chart but the team's brass swooped in and claimed JaMycal Hasty off the waiver wire.
Conner was a healthy scratch for most of the season, only getting playing time once James Robinson was traded to the New York Jets. Even then, the rookie running back only got on the field sparingly, totaling 14 carries for 39 yards with one touchdown as a rookie.
After the Jaguars added D'Ernest Johnson in free agency, Conner tumbled to the cellar of the depth chart. He didn't do anything to stand out in training camp or the preseason and was waived before the start of the 2023 season. He was signed to the practice squad but barring injuries, it's hard to see him contributing anytime soon.