As we work our way through the summer in preparation for 2019 training camp and the 2019 preseason, we thought it would be a good idea to go down the roster and take a peak at every single player on the Jaguars 90 man. A lot of these players we already know, but roughly half of them won’t make the final roster and there will be some battles on the back end, so this can give us at least some precursory information on players we may not be familiar with.
Now you can look smart watching the preseason games with your friends when they say “Wow, who is that guy?!” — You’ll know.
Next up, defensive tackle Eli Ankou.
Eli Ankou, veteran, 24, UCLA
Ankou originally joined the Jaguars as a free agent, spending time with the Houston Texans prior playing nose tackle in their 3-4 defensive front. Ankou joined the Texans as an undrafted free agent, but was waived in final cuts and claimed by the Jaguars in 2017, who were looking for some depth at defensive tackle at the time.
Ankou has been a solid off the bench/depth player for the team, but going into the 2019 season I would think he is on the roster bubble, considering how much overall talent the team has on the defensive line and I’m not sure how many nose tackles they will actually need.