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Jacksonville Jaguars 53-man roster prediction: Post-NFL Draft edition

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Help is not on the way for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 2019 NFL Draft is over. Free agency was almost two months ago. A trade isn’t out of the question, but you shouldn’t count on it. The roster, as it currently stands, is what coaches and front office executives will have to mold, trim, and form into a 53-man team to compete for an AFC South crown and playoff berth.

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

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

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 Kansas City Chiefs.


QB: Nick Foles, Gardner Minshew, Alex McGough (3)
RB: Leonard Fournette, Ryquell Armstead, Alfred Blue, David Williams (4)
FB: Dimitri Flowers (1)
TE: Geoff Swaim, Josh Oliver, Ben Koyack, James O’Shaughnessy (4)
WR: Marqise Lee, Dede Westbrook, DJ Chark, Chris Conley, Keelan Cole (5)
OL: Cam Robinson, Andrew Norwell, Brandon Linder, A.J. Cann, Jawaan Taylor, Will Richardson, Tyler Shatley, Josh Wells, Cedric Ogbuehi (9)


EDGE: Yannick Ngakoue, Josh Allen (2)
DE: Calais Campbell, Dawuane Smoot, Lerentee McCray (3)
DT: Marcell Dareus, Taven Bryan, Abry Jones, Dontavius Russell (4)
LB: Telvin Smith, Myles Jack, Jake Ryan, Quincy Williams, Leon Jacobs, Blair Brown (6)
CB: Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, D.J. Hayden, Quenton Meeks, Saivion Smith (5)
FS: Jarrod Wilson, Cody Davis (2)
SS: Ronnie Harrison, C.J. Reavis (2)

Special teams

K: Josh Lambo (1)
P: Logan Cooke (1)
LS: Matt Overton (1)