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53-man Jaguars roster predictions after 2021 NFL Draft

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The 2021 NFL Draft is over and done with and undrafted free agents have signed—the Jacksonville Jaguars likely have most of the 53 players who will start on Week 1.

Here’s where I stand right now on what the 53-man roster will look like in a few months. I’m sure I missed somebody. Please make sure to tweet me at @ryaneatscake with all the things I got wrong.

Quarterbacks (2): Trevor Lawrence, Gardner Minshew

This one’s probably the easiest to nail down. Trevor is The Man and Gardner is a more-than-capable backup. Sorry, CJ.

Running back (4): James Robinson, Travis Etienne, Carlos Hyde, Ryquell Armstead

The first three are easy. But I’m not so sure about Armstead. Will Urban Meyer want someone who’s a little more versatile than Armstead?

Wide receiver (6): DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault, Marvin Jones, Collin Johnson, Jalen Camp, Jamal Agnew

I think we’re going to see a lot of competition for that sixth receiver spot. I could also seem them potentially keeping seven if they decide to include Collin as a tight end in some packages.

Tight end (3): Luke Farrell, Chris Manhertz, James O’Shaughnessy

No, I’m not including He Who Shall Not Be Named. I think there’s a chance he’s signed, but even with one of the worst tight end rooms in the league... I don’t think he can keep up.

Offensive line (9): Cam Robinson, Andrew Norwell, Brandon Linder, A.J. Cann, Jawaan Taylor, Tyler Shatley, Will Richardson, Ben Bartch, Walker Little

Surprisingly, this position group hasn’t changed all that much from when Doug Marrone was the head coach. I could see a 10th lineman making the cut if they decide to go lighter at tight end.

Defensive line (9): Josh Allen, Dawuane Smoot, DaVon Hamilton, K’Lavon Chaisson, Jihad Ward, Jay Tufele, Jordan Smith, Malcolm Brown, Roy Robertson-Harris

The biggest question mark in terms of position groups on this team. I have no idea how they’re going to produce, but it’ll be interesting to watch. I could also see them keeping an extra guy if they figure K’Lavon is a linebacker.

Linebackers (6): Joe Schobert, Myles Jack, Shaquille Quarterman, Damien Wilson, Leon Jacobs, Dylan Moses

The top two linebackers are set in stone but training camp will tell us a lot about how they see the rest of this unit.

Cornerbacks (6): Shaquill Griffin, Tre Herndon, Sidney Jones, C.J. Henderson, Tyson Campbell, Josiah Scott

A lot of turnover. Where does C.J. fit into all this?

Safeties (5): Jarrod Wilson, Andre Cisco, Daniel Thomas, Rayshawn Jenkins, Rudy Ford

A lot of turnover here too. The secondary has been completely revamped.

Special teams (3): Ross Matiscik, Josh Lambo, Logan Cooke

Please do not ask me questions about special teams. My @ is not open at this time.