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Jaguars rookie mini-camp observations from Saturday

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A few observations from Saturday's rookie mini-camp on Saturday.

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• Doug Marrone spent a lot of the beginning of practice working with AJ Cann specifically. To me, Cann is just behind TJ Yeldon in terms of rookies of importance. I expect him to win the LG job in camp.

• Corey Grant from Auburn may have as good of a shot as any UDFA to make the roster. The Jags have room to carry a lot of RB's this year since they've gotten rid of the FB spot on the team, and Grant could make the roster as a return specialist. Tony Khan made sure to bring him up specifically post draft, namely for his speed, and he showed off a good bit of it at camp. Granted everything is on air, but he looked explosive.

• Gus Bradley made a point to give praise to FS James Sample for his day of practice. Sample is expected to compete day 1 for the starting FS position, and I think he wins it due to his mistake free play style.

• There wasn't much noteworthy down on the DL with Dante Fowler Jr sidelined. Jacksonville didn't add any youth to the LEO position outside of Fowler, so it looks like they will roll with the same group they did last year (Clemmons, Branch, Smith, Davis)

• When you are practicing in shorts only, it is much more noteworthy if a player struggles as opposed to a player flashing. With that said, it was pretty clear that the 2 best players on the field, at least among the skills position, were T.J. Yeldon and Rashad Greene. Yeldon is the Jaguars most important rookie, and has been since they drafted him. He will carry a heavy load for the run game, and the offense ultimately goes where he and Blake Bortles go.

• 7th Round Pick Neal Sterling from Monmouth is a player Dave Caldwell has pumped up a bit, and looks to be the Jaguars "Project" from this class. He is big for a WR at 6'3" 235 lbs, but he moves with ease. It's easy to see why the Jaguars want to keep him aboard and groom him into a Julius Thomas like role. He's not a bet to make the team, but he has enough athleticism and big play ability to make a splash in camp.