The Jacksonville Jaguars are set to wrap up training camp on Thursday with a walk-thru practice leading up to their preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field. We've gotten a good look at some of the players over the past two weeks and we can kind of gauge who's looked good and who hasn't, who's helped themselves and who hasn't.
Ryan Davis: A package/fringe player last season, Davis made his mark late in the year once Jeremy Mincey was released and that's continued with a fantastic training camp. Davis has been giving offensive lineman fits in pass rushing drills, even Luke Joeckel, and has still shown that versatility that got him on the field last season, with his ability to rush from the inside.
Blake Bortles: Entering training camp it was a given that Bortles was clearly behind Chad Henne, but the growth he's shown over the past two weeks and his performance in the scrimmage have evened them out quite a bit, at least with performance in drills. I still think Henne starts Week 1, but if Bortles continues through the preseason they'll have something to think about.
Telvin Smith: The Jaguars rookie was always going to look good without pads because of his speed and overall athleticism, but even with the pads on he's worked his way into getting reps with the first team in nickel situations. I don't think it will be long before Smith is a staple on the Jaguars defense on Sundays.
Mike Brown: With all the injuries at the wide receiver position, Brown has catapulted himself from the roster bubble to very likely firmly on the team. He's been consistent throughout most of training camp and has the ability to play every wide receiver position. He was able to produce some last season when forced in due to injuries and he's doing that once again.
Jacques McClendon: The swing interior offensive lineman has started working his way into the first team unit at both right guard and at the center position. You can tell he's a bit rusty at center with some of his shotgun snaps, but he's done a good job handling the defensive lineman in front of him. It won't be a shock if he's an opening day starter at either position.
Marcel Jensen: Jensen was praised during OTAs and training camp for standing out, but since the pads have come on I have yet to really notice him do much. That's common for rookies in their first training camp, however. He will be one to watch in the preseason since many pegged him as the team's third tight end.
Michael Brewster: The current starting center on the Jaguars offensive line hasn't had a great training camp and the "improved strength" from the offseason hasn't really shown up yet. He's been eaten up in one-on-one pass rush drills and hasn't been great in run blocking drills against the defense.
Chris Prosinski: The issue with Prosinski hasn't necessarily that he's been bad in training camp so far, but the issue is there are more players at his position who have been better. Prosinski has aways had the "But he's a good special teams player!" defense, and he is, but I'm not sure he's that good of a special teams player to make the roster over the likes of guys like Joe Young, Jerome Junior or Craig Loston. He's been running mostly with the scout team/3rd-4th string defenses, despite what the depth chart says.
Allen Bradford: I expected Bradford to be someone to push for the backup inside linebacker position on the Jaguars, but it just hasn't really happened yet. Currently he's behind Nate Stupar in the pecking order, which isn't a good sign. Not that Stupar isn't any good, it's that Stupar is also good on special teams to he'd have a much better shot at making the roster.
Stephen Morris: I didn't think Morris would make the Jaguars final 53-man roster anyway, but he hasn't helped himself in training camp. He's looked more like the 2013 Morris than the Morris who showed promise with Jedd Fisch as his offensive coordinator. At this point it appears Morris is on the outside looking in.