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Jacksonville Jaguars 53-man roster prediction: Post-draft edition

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The 2017 NFL Draft is over and after a lot of activity in free agency, the predicted Jacksonville Jaguars’ 53-man roster could (and should) look quite differently than it did at this point last year.

Are there any UDFAs who could squeeze onto the roster? (I think so.)

Any draft picks who might not make it? (Probably.)

Will there be any players not currently on this roster who make the team? (Yup.)

Should a couple of veterans have their agents prepare for conversations with other teams? (Absolutely.)

Who makes this roster and who doesn’t? Here are my predictions for who I think will be on the 53-man roster come Week 1 against the Houston Texans.


QB: Blake Bortles, Chad Henne, Brandon Allen (3)
RB: Leonard Fournette, T.J. Yeldon, Chris Ivory, Corey Grant (4)
FB: Marquez Williams (1)
TE: Marcedes Lewis, Gary Barnidge, Mychal Rivera, Ben Koyack (4)
WR: Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Dede Westbrook, Rashad Greene, Amba Etta-Tawo (6)
OL: Cam Robinson, Patrick Omameh, Branden Albert, Brandon Linder, A.J. Cann, Jermey Parnell, Avery Gennesy, Josh Wells, Parker Collins (9)


LEO: Dante Fowler, Jr., Yannick Ngakoue (2)
DE: Calais Campbell, Dawuane Smoot (2)
DT: Malik Jackson, Sheldon Day, Michael Bennett, Abry Jones (4)
LB: Telvin Smith, Myles Jack, Paul Posluszny, Blair Brown, Hayes Pullard, Lerentee McCray (6)
CB: Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, Aaron Colvin, Jalen Myrick, Josh Johnson (5)
FS: Tashaun Gipson, Peyton Thompson (2)
SS: Barry Church, James Sample (2)

Special teams

K: Jason Myers (1)
P: Brad Nortman (1)
LS: Carson Tinker (1)