We know that the top two runningbacks for the Jacksonville Jaguars will be some combination of Chris Ivory and TJ Yeldon. It's likely Ivory will get the majority of the split, but Yeldon should feature quite a bit after his somewhat successful rookie season. The real question is what happens after those two players?
It appears to be there are four players vying for two roster spots for a total of four runningbacks. So how can these bubble players stake their claim?
Who he is: A college quarterback drafted as a runningback, Robinson's career so far with the Jaguars has been up and down. He's shown flashes of being a playmaker with the ball in his hand, but he's also had spells of bad fumbles and drops. He's an explosive player at times, though, and has shown he's versatile enough to play on special teams on both punt and kick returns/coverage.
How to make the roster: Just stop fumbling. Personally, I think Robinson plays out the final year of his deal, but if he can't stop fumbling the ball he might not make it.
Who he is: The greatest runningback that no one has ever heard of. Seriously though, Gray is kind of a jack of all trades, master of none runningback that the Jaguars picked up last season. He had one long run that seemed to enamor him with a group of Jaguars fans thinking he's been overlooked his whole career, but the reality is what Gray offers is that he can do a little bit of everything.
How to make the roster: Be consistent and hope some others around you falter.
Who he is: Grant was a college return specialist for Auburn and had the nickname "Tail Lights" because that's all you'd see when he got a crease on a return. He flashed a bit for the Jaguars in his rookie season, but what most people remember is him fumbling a toss play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I still maintain it wasn't really his fault, just a blown play, but he was placed on IR shortly after that.
How to make the roster: Show secure hands and the ability to actually produce in the offense, outside of special teams. If Grant can show he can catch on the backfield, he could be a special addition because of his speed.
Who he is: The former UTEP back originally had a stint with the Jaguars back in 2012 as an undrafted free agent, but ended up with a stop on the New Orleans Saints in the same year before sticking with the Minnesota Vikings from 2012-2015. He was signed by the Jaguars last year and activated after the Toby Gerhart injury.
How to make the roster: Make an impression and show you can contribute on special teams. He naturally didn't play for the Vikings much, if at all, and spent time on the practice squad.