Luke Joeckel could be at left guard when Jaguars open season

Former left tackle Luke Joeckel moves inside to left guard after losing his job to Kelvin Beachum. Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars open training camp on July 27 at the practice fields adjacent to EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Here’s a starting lineup projection:


Quarterback (Blake Bortles): He has thrown 46 touchdown passes -- including a team-record 35 in 2015 -- and has 35 interceptions in his two seasons.

Running back (Chris Ivory): The free-agent signee has rushed for 13 TDs the past two seasons. The Jaguars have 14 rushing TDs total over that same span.

Tight end (Julius Thomas): He missed the first four games of 2015 with a fractured bone in his right hand but still finished with the second-most catches (46) in his career.

Tight end (Marcedes Lewis): Lewis is entering his 11th season and is the franchise’s all-time leader among tight ends in catches (331), receiving yards (4,015) and TD catches (27).

Wide receiver (Allen Robinson): The third-year player made the Pro Bowl in 2015 after catching 80 passes for 1,400 yards and a franchise-record 14 touchdowns.

Wide receiver (Allen Hurns): He has caught 115 passes for 1,708 yards and 16 touchdowns in his first two seasons. The yards and touchdown catches are the most by an undrafted player in his first two seasons since the 1970 merger.

Left tackle (Kelvin Beachum): He missed organized team activities and minicamp while rehabbing from a torn ACL but is expected to be ready early in camp. Some inside the building view him as a top-10 left tackle.

Left guard (Luke Joeckel): Joeckel, who has started 31 games at left tackle since being drafted second overall in 2013, moves inside after losing the battle with Beachum.

Center (Brandon Linder): The Jaguars moved Linder to center after he has started 18 games at right guard in his first two seasons. He missed 13 games last season with a labral tear in his left shoulder.

Right guard (A.J. Cann): He stepped in at right guard after Linder’s injury last season and started 13 games as a rookie.

Right tackle (Jermey Parnell): He started a career-high 15 games at right tackle in 2015 after being signed as a free agent. He had seven starts in his previous four seasons with Dallas.


Defensive end (Dante Fowler Jr.): The No. 3 overall pick in 2015 missed his rookie season with a torn ACL.

Defensive tackle (Malik Jackson): The Jaguars signed him to the richest contract in team history (six years worth up to $90 million) in March. He has 14 sacks and 15 batted passes in four seasons with Denver.

Nose tackle (Roy Miller): He started every game in 2015, which he has done only one other time in his career (2010 in Tampa Bay). Miller set career highs in sacks (4.0) and tackles for loss (six) last season.

Defensive end (Jared Odrick): He led the Jaguars in sacks last season (5.5) despite playing the big end spot, which is responsible mainly for setting the edge.

Weakside linebacker (Telvin Smith): He has 4.5 sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and 11 pass breakups in his two seasons.

Middle linebacker (Paul Posluszny): His 788 tackles in five years in Jacksonville is fifth in team history. He’s just 71 shy of taking over second place.

Strongside linebacker (Dan Skuta): He battled a sports hernia injury during his first season with the Jaguars and had just 37 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Cornerback (Jalen Ramsey): The rookie first-round pick (fifth overall) is expected to get reps at nickel back during camp and may be asked to fill that role while Aaron Colvin serves a four-game suspension at the beginning of the season.

Cornerback (Davon House): He led the Jaguars with four interceptions and a franchise-record 23 pass breakups last season, which was his first as a full-time starter.

Strong safety (Johnathan Cyprien): Cyprien will play almost exclusively in the box for the first time in his career because of the addition of Tashaun Gipson. The Jaguars hope that will result in more big plays: Cyprien has just two interceptions and 11 pass breakups in three seasons.

Free safety (Tashaun Gipson): Gipson has 14 interceptions and 22 pass breakups in four seasons with Cleveland and was a Pro Bowler in 2014 despite missing five games and finishing the season on IR with a torn MCL.


Kicker (Jason Myers): He missed a league-high seven PATs, but made 86.7 percent of his field goals (26-for-30) and made his last 13 field-goal attempts.

Punter (Brad Nortman): He averaged 45.2 yards per punt in four seasons in Carolina and the Jaguars like his hang time.

Long snapper (Carson Tinker): He has played in every game over the past three seasons.

Punt returner (Rashad Greene): He would have led the NFL in punt-return average (16.7 yards per return on 18 returns) had he had enough returns to qualify.

Kick returner (Corey Grant): He averaged 27.5 yards per return before going on IR with a hip injury.