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Jaguars 53-man roster prediction: Time to look like a stupid idiot

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Now that the Jacksonville Jaguars have completed their 2016 NFL Draft and signed a handful of UDFAs, it's time to start looking at what the final roster could become. That means trying to guess who ends up being cut and who can squeeze themselves on to the roster. I think this team will have to get a little creative with it's "roster math" in order to keep certain pieces at least one more season.

That's exactly what I've done with sixth-round pick Tyrone Holmes, listing him as a linebacker on the roster, but his role will primarily be as a designated pass rusher in packages, both standing up and with his hand in the dirt.

(edit: Forgot Dan Skuta)


QB: Blake Bortles, Chad Henne
RB: T.J. Yeldon, Chris Ivory, Denard Robinson, Corey Grant
TE: Julius Thomas, Marcedes Lewis, Nic Jacobs
WR: Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Rashad Greene, Neal Sterling
OL: Kelvin Beachum, Luke Joeckel, A.J. Cann, Brandon Linder, Jermey Parnell, Josh Wells, Luke Bowanko, Mackenzy Bernadeau, Tyler Shatley


LEO: Dante Fowler, Jr., Yannick Ngakoue, Ryan Davis
NT: Roy Miller, Abry Jones
3T: Malik Jackson, Sen'Derrick Marks, Sheldon Day, Michael Bennett
4B/5T: Jared Odrick, Tyson Alualu
LB: Telvin Smith, Paul Posluszny, Myles Jack, Dan Skuta, Tyrone Holmes, Jordan Tripp, Hayes Pullard
CB: Jalen Ramsey, Davon House, Prince Amukamara, Nick Marshall, Demetrius McCray
S: Tashaun Gipson, Johnathan Cyprien, Josh Evans, James Sample


P: Brad Nortman
K: Jason Myers
LS: Carson Tinker

Suspended: Aaron Colvin

I'm not going to try to guess the practice squad, but I would assume someone like Johnathan Woodard is a stash with the idea of growing into the big end position. There are a couple of UDFA signings who could push for roster spots, such as Ole Miss DB Mike Hilton and Minnesota DB Brienne Brody-Calhoun.