Over the next 4 month the jaguars will be narrowing it’s roster from the 90+ players that are currently on it to the 53 that will make the trip to Minneapolis this September to open the season. In my opinion there are 39 players who pretty much have their roster spot locked up. That leaves 14 available spots to be won. I wanted to highlight some of those battles we’ll be seeing over the offseason, but I’ll start by listing all the players I consider safe:
Fullback: Greg Jones
Tight End: Marcedes Lewis, Zach Miller
Center: Brad Meester
Right Guard: Uche Nwaneri
Right Tackle: Eben Britton
Defensive Tackle: Tyson Alualu
Nose Tackle: Terrance Knighton
Weakside Linebacker: Clint Session, Brandon Marshall
Strongside Linebacker: Daryl Smith
Free Safety: Dwight Lowery
Strong Safety: Dawan Landry
Kicker: Josh Scobee
Punter: Bryan Anger
Long Snapper: Jeremy Cain
So that leaves the 14 spots that are up for grabs, these are the people who I think will be in consideration for them:
I'd give the advantage to Issac and Prosinski since we drafted them, they're younger, and can contribute on special teams.
If Chick is healthy he'll compete for the spot
Potter is a better blocker, Cloherty is a better receiver, so it will probably come down to what Mularkey considers more valuable
Bolden is your prototypical fullback and can bull through some guys. Owens is a special teams ace and has shown some decent moves when given the ball. Harris started to come on at the end of last season and showed some flashes.
Depends on Smith's health and the roles that each players could fill.
6) Mike Brewster vs John Estes
Pulling for Brewster but if Estes plays better then he should get the spot
Gonna be pretty competitive but if I had to guess I'd say Youboty and Middleton get the spots.
Probably going to be the most competitive battle seeing as there's 4 players competing for one spot. Pulling for Dillard to make it.
I don't really know that much about Baldridge but after the way Whimper performed last season I hope they make him earn his spot.
That brings us to 52. I left the 53rd spot open for whatever position the coaches consider to be the biggest need to have depth at, or for some unkown player to emerge.
So.........what do y'all think?
P.S. I'm writing this as a fan, not as an expert.