Way-too-early predictions for all 13 Jacksonville Jaguars draftees in 2023

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson and general manager Trent Baalke, Anton Harrison
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson and general manager Trent Baalke, Anton Harrison / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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Way-too-early predictions for all 13 Jaguars' draftees in 2023: Rounds 2 and 3

Brenton Strange, TE - Round 2, pick 61: 25 catches for 275 yards with 2 TDs

The Jags threw a curveball at everyone when they passed on the top tight end prospects in the draft -- Luke Musgrave, Sam LaPorta, Dalton Kincaid, and Michael Mayer -- to select Brenton Strange with the 61st overall pick.

Leaving the Brenton Stephen Strange memes aside, there are many things to like about the pick. In particular, his ability to create yards after the catch should be welcomed on the Jaguars' offense. Similarly, his blocking skills should help him find a role early on, so what kind of production will the former Penn State Nittany Lion get behind Evan Engram?

Based on the notion that Engram will bet TE1 in 2023, projecting Strange to haul in 25 receptions for 275 yards with two or three touchdowns seems reasonable.

Tank Bigsby, RB - Round 3, pick 88: 80 carries for 360 yards with 3 TDs

Here's another pick that raised eyebrows given how stacked the Jaguars' running back room already was before the arrival of Tank Bigsby. Then again, it looks better once you let enough time pass by. Travis Etienne made James Robinson expendable last year and will enter the season as the No. 1 running back on the depth chart.

Had the Jaguars not drafted Bigsby, D'Ernest Johnson, and JaMycal Hasty would have most likely competed for the right to back up Etienne. However, Bigsby is talented enough to bump both of them down the depth chart.

In fact, Bigsby's got a realistic shot at being RB2 by the time the regular season kicks off. If that's the case, expect him to tot the rock 80 times for 360 yards with three touchdowns in 2023.