Three players for the Jaguars will make their first appearance of the preseason against the Falcons on Saturday night at TIAA Bank Field.
Taven Bryan has missed the last two weeks with an abdomen injury. The Jaguars have been a little light on the defensive line without Bryan and fellow lineman Dawuane Smoot. This will not only be Byran's preseason debut but it'll be the first time he plays in a "live" NFL game. Bryan won't be a starter in 2017 for the Jaguars, but he will have a chance to be an impact rotational defensive lineman. He projects to play behind Calais Campbell at the big end position and should also be able to play the three tech. He made plenty of splash plays in college at the University of Florida, let's see if he can make an impact in his first game for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars will also be seeing two of their starting offensive lineman for the first time in the preseason.
Andrew Norwell will make his Jaguars debut. He was signed by the team this offseason after an All-Pro campaign in Carolina last year. He should immediately be an upgrade to what the Jaguars have seen over the last two weeks at left guard.
Jermey Parnell will appear for the first time this year too. He's the Jaguars starting right tackle. In his absence the Jaguars right tackle position has been a mess. Josh Wells, who was once a highly thought of backup, has struggled greatly in the first two games of the preseason.
The return of Parnell and Norwell should help the Jaguars solidify their pass protection which has been shaky, at best, during the preseason.
Taven Bryan could help create some pressure off the edge and in the interior.
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