The Jacksonville Jaguars recently announced their unofficial depth chart. There were a few unsuspected starters, especially in the backfield. Overall, the Jaguars’ depth appears better than in seasons past.
In a surprising move, James Robinson will be the starting running back on Sunday. Most everyone thought that Chris Thompson would get the nod with the release of Leonard Fournette. Remember, Thompson played in Washington under Jaguars offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.
Bruce Miller is the fullback. The Jaguars have not had a fullback since Tommy Bohanon. Interestingly, Miller has not played since his 2015 season in San Francisco.
The Offensive line returns the same unit that was together last season. James O’Shaughnessy is the starting tight end. Chris Conley and D.J. Chark are the wide receivers.
Adam Gotsis won Yannick Ngakoue’s defensive spot over Dawuane Smoot. Taven Bryan and Abry Jones will start at the defensive tackles. Josh Allen is the defensive rush end opposite Gotsis.
Veterans will fill the linebacking corps. Joe Schobert will be in the middle linebacker position. Myles Jack and Leon Jacobs will flank Schobert at weak and strong-side linebackers.
Really, there were no surprises in any of the secondary slots. C.J. Henderson and Tre Herndon are the cornerbacks. Jarrod Wilson and Josh Jones will play the safety positions, with D.J. Hayden playing nickel cornerback.
Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook will run back kickoffs and punts. Logan Cooke is the punter and Josh Lambo is the kicker. Special teams should be better with Cole and Westbrook running back kicks.
The year’s version of the Jaguars is very young but talented roster. Jacksonville opens against Indianapolis on Sunday at TIAA Bank Field. Stay tuned for preview in the next few days. In the meanwhile, catch up on Andre Moultry’s JJC podcast by clicking on the link below.
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