On Sunday, I’ll answer the Question of the Week.
@ESPNdirocco: Barring an injury or something strange, Stephen Morris will beat out Jake Waters to be the No. 3 quarterback. I've been told by someone inside the building that the Jaguars like Morris significantly more than Waters. Waters is here to essentially be a camp arm. There is a slight possibility he could end up on the practice squad, but he's not beating out Morris.
@ESPNdirocco who's the early favorite to win the 3rd string QB job? Morris or Waters?— Team Denard Robinson (@Team_DenardX) May 15, 2015
Nick Marshall, whom the Jaguars had at the Senior Bowl. He's got the size (6-foot-1, 210 pounds) and length the Jaguars like in their corners, and what he did at quarterback at Auburn the past two seasons shows he's obviously a great athlete. He's just raw, but the Jaguars are intrigued and want to work with him. Running back Corey Grant is a guy to watch because of his speed (4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash) and kick-return skills. At least one of the linebackers - Thurston Armbrister, Matt Robinson or Todd Thomas - will likely stick, too. The Jaguars are looking to add depth there as well as beef up special teams.
Dante Fowler Jr. and T.J. Yeldon pretty closely the first hour of the rookie minicamp and I liked what I saw from both of them. Fowler moved well for someone that's 260 pounds and it was evident to me that he was giving the tackles some trouble before he was injured. But that was against undrafted rookies and without full pads, so he should have had the advantage there. The thing that impressed me the most about Fowler was his attitude after the injury and how upbeat and positive he was.
Johnathan Cyprien didn't make the leap in his second season in 2014 that many expected, and that's a bit concerning. However, a part of it was due to the fact that the Jaguars did have issues at free safety and he sometimes tried to do too much. Secondary coach Dewayne Walker spoke to us shortly after the Jaguars drafted safety James Sample in the fourth round and he said it was time Cyprien took the next step. This will be his third season and if he doesn't make the anticipated strides, the Jaguars might start looking for another strong safety in 2016.
Chris Smith last season, but re-signed him to the practice squad and he eventually was promoted to the active roster. As for this draft class, I don't see any of the first six picks not making the roster. The two seventh-round picks, receiver Neal Sterling and tight end Ben Koyack, are another matter. It'll be hard to crack the group of receivers and Koyack is fighting with two other players for likely one spot. Those two would be my picks to not make the team.
Rashad Greene returning punts, he averaged 12.3 yards per return on 38 punt returns in college and he took two back for touchdowns. They are going to give him a look at punt returner along with Ace Sanders and Tandon Doss.
A.J. Cann gets on the field. All I know is that he's starting out at left guard and he'll have to beat out Zane Beadles to start. If that's the case, then it will be because he's a more consistent player. That was Beadles' biggest problem in 2014, at least until the final six weeks. That's when he played his best football.
Blake Bortles in his second season.