NFL practice squads consist of ten players. The Jaguars, along with most of the NFL, filled their practice squad spots on Sunday. The Jaguars have the rights to these players, for now, but if any other team wants to sign any of these players to their 53 man active roster then the Jaguars would lose their rights. So, while all ten of these guys are players the Jags would like to develop, they're not players that the Jaguars brass feels are irreplaceable - otherwise they wouldn't risk allowing them to be poached by other teams around the league.
Without further ado, here is your current Jaguars practice squad roster:
QB Tanner Lee
Lee is a rookie from Nebraska. The Jaguars used a sixth round pick in April's Draft to acquire the strong armed QB. Lee looks the part of an NFL QB, but he has a long way to go. He may have the strongest arm on the team, but his decision making, understanding of the offense, and consistency leave a lot to be desired. If he doesn't get signed elsewhere he will have a chance to compete for a spot on the Jaguars active roster in 2019.
RB Brandon Wilds
Brandon Wilds had an impressive training camp and preseason. He carried the ball 17 times for 88 yards in the preseason finale and looked explosive in doing so. The Jaguars have three talented running backs on their active roster, so it's understandable why they elected not to keep a fourth back. That combined with some of the talented depth at other positions led to Wilds and Tim Cook being cut, but the Jaguars saw more out of Wilds this offseason that Cook, so he finds himself on the practice squad. With an injury to any one of the three RBs on the active roster, Wilds will likely be called up.
CB Quenton Meeks
Signed as a priority undrafted free agent out of Stanford earlier this offseason Meeks came in with a lot of hype, relatively speaking. He impressed throughout training camp and preseason, but the Jaguars have a talented group of CBs and fellow UDFA Tre Herndon quickly established himself as a coaching staff favorite. Meeks is a guy that has a chance to play for a long time in the NFL and it wouldn't be a surprise to see another team sign him to their active roster at some point during the season. If the Jaguars are lucky enough to keep him on their practice squad throughout the 2018 season he should have a shot at making the 53 man roster in 2019.
CB Dee Delaney
Delaney was another undrafted free agent CB that had little chance to make a big impression being so far down on the depth chart at the position. He did pick off a pass against the Buccaneers and will now have the opportunity to work with the Jaguars moving forward.
WR Allen Lazard
Lazard was another priority undrafted free agent. He signed with the Jaguars out of Iowa State and was guaranteed that he would be the only UDFA signing by the team at his position. Despite quite a bit of hype and fan fare Lazard failed to stand out. His size and college production are intriguing enough for the Jags to keep him around on the practice squad, but he clearly wasn't worthy of a roster spot at the WR position. Will the Jaguars look to use him as a WR/TE in the future?
OL KC McDermott
McDermott has the potential to play both guard and tackle. He didn't stand out behind the Jaguars talented offensive line depth, but he'll have a chance to develop into a versatile offensive lineman in the future.
LB Nick DeLuca
The Jaguars signed DeLuca, an undrafted free agent who originally signed with the Titans earlier this year, less than three weeks ago, but in the limited time he had with the team he was able to stand out enough to warrant a practice squad spot. The Jaguars only kept five linebackers on their 53 man roster, so it's possible that DeLuca could see playing time as a rookie if there are multiple injuries at the position.
DT Lyndon Johnson
Johnson has an impressive name and also brings impressive size to the defensive tackle position. At times, he stood out throughout training camp and the preseason, but with the Jaguars extreme talent and depth along the defensive line he stood no chance of making the active roster. Now he'll get a chance to develop behind one of the most talented defensive line groups in the NFL.
TE David Grinnage
Grinnage was a rookie in 2017 and now has a chance to stick around in Jacksonville. With just three tight ends on the Jaguars 53 man roster, there's a good chance Grinnage get's called up at some point during the 2018 season.
S CJ Reavis
Reavis was well traveled in college, playing at Marshall, Virginia Tech, and eventually Eastern Mississippi CC. Reavis is an impressive player but with five highly talented safeties already on the 53 man roster Reavis stood no chance of making the active roster. He'll have a chance to develop behind one of the best defensive backfields in all of football.
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