Regrading Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 NFL Draft picks one year later
Regrading Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 NFL Draft: RB Snoop Conner, Round 5
Running back Snoop Conner could develop into a fine NFL player. But as of right now, it doesn't look like the Jaguars are high on him. After all, they've consistently looked for outside help to bolster their running back room.
Even though Conner made the original 53-man roster, the front office claimed JaMycal Hasty off waivers and was a healthy scratch early in the 2022 season. It wasn't until James Robinson was traded to New York that Conner got playing time, and even them, he only managed to get 12 carries.
Things don't particularly great for the Ole Miss Rebel ahead of the 2023 season, as the Jags signed D'Ernest Johnson in free agency. Unless Connor shows out in the summer, his days in Jacksonville might be numbered.
Regrading Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 NFL Draft: LB Chad Muma, Round 3
The Jaguars raised eyebrows last year when they used a third-round pick on Chad Muma despite the fact that they already had taken another linebacker, Devin Lloyd in the first round. At the time, it seemed like an unnecessary pick but it looks like the team's brass simply went with the best player available on their board.
Muma went on to have a solid training camp but Lloyd was named the Week 1 starter next to Foyesade Oluokun. However, Lloyd would eventually struggle, which paved the way for Muma to join the starting lineup. The former Wyoming Cowboy says that the game slowed down considerably and that was reflected on his on-field performance.
Even though Muma suffered an ankle injury that forced him to miss a game, he flashed potential as a rookie. If the Jaguars want to put the best players on the field, they might give the Colorado native the chance to compete with Lloyd for the starting job in 2023.
Regrading Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 NFL Draft: Luke C Fortner, Round 3
The Jags needed to find a long-term replacement for center Brandon Linder, so they invested a third-round selection in Luke Fortner. Although the former Kentucky Wildcat didn't get much playing time with the ones in training camp, he was the Week 1 starter and didn't miss a single offensive snap.
Like any other rookie, Fortner experienced a learning curve and had a few rough outings. However, he should get better in his sophomore campaign and become a mainstay of the Jaguars' offensive line for years to come.