To help get through the boring NFL offseason, we're going to attempt a series of breaking down the Jacksonville Jaguars 90-man roster. This is obviously subject to change with Dave Caldwell's wont to churn the roster and I'm sure that trend will continue going forward. Nevertheless, we'll start going down the roster sheet in alphabetical order and touch on why a player might improve, or regress and their chances of making the roster.
Next up, offensive lineman Cameron Bradfield.
Bradfield originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and was a player many pegged as a possible surprise that could make the final roster, mostly due to his combination of size and athleticism. Most felt he could eventually end up being a starting right tackle in the NFL and a potential swing tackle backup and that's exactly what he's developed into.
Why he might improve:
Bradfield got significant playing time last season at the left tackle position when Luke Joeckel went down with an injury, giving him hundreds of valuable game reps. Bradfield gave up seven sacks on the season according to Pro Football Focus, the most on the offensive line, but overall he showed that he's at least a serviceable starter at the position. When Bradfield likely slotting back to his swing tackle backup role, he should be able to improve just soaking in reps with the second and third team at each tackle position.
Why he might regress:
It's possible that Bradfield has reached his peak as a player and his adequate, although inconsistent play, from the 2013 season is as much as you're ever going to get out of him. While that's not necessarily a bad thing, you'd prefer that Bradfield continue to get better and at worst push for a starting tackle position on the offensive line.
Chances of making the roster:
Unless one of the unknown undrafted rookie free agents come and light it up, pushing Bradfield off the roster, he should essentially be a lock. Bradfield showed at the least he's a serviceable starting offensive lineman last season and at worst he's a good swing tackle backup, which is something every NFL team wants to have.