The midway point of the preseason is upon us and the Jaguars have been giving all of their rookies ample playing time since they have mostly rested the starters throughout the first 2 games. So here is an early look at how the 2019 rookie class has translated to the PML. QB Eric Dungey, Syracuse, 6th Rounder https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/fan/image?url=https://insidetheloudhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/getty-images/2017/09/611804278-notre-dame-v-syracuse.jpg.jpg& Dungey has looked mostly great playing the majority of the snaps in the 1st 2 games completing 21 of 26 passes (80%) for 342 yards with 4 TDs. He has some rookie mistake reads with 3 of his 5 incompletions being Ints but overall he has impressed his coaches. __________________________________ CB Elijah Holder, Stanford, 5th Rounder https://s3media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/812/434/8434812.jpg Holder was thought to be just a depth pick during the draft with CB Iman Marshall being taken in the 1st round but Holder has easily outplayed Marshall through 2 games. He is 2nd on the team in total tackles with 11 and leads the team in both Ints (1) and sacks (2). He has been all over the field in the preseason and may be playing his way into a more prominent role than expected. __________________________________ WR Teddy Veal, LA Tech, 7th Rounder https://crescentcitysports.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ltu-veal.jpg Veal barely played in the first preseason game but made his mark in the second game with 3 Rec for 76 Yards and a TD. Still not sure he can make an immediate impact this season in a crowded Jags WR stable but he has opened some eyes in training camp. __________________________________ SS D'Cota Dixon, Wisconsin, 2nd Rounder https://i.iheart.com/v3/re/new_assets/59ebb118975b3b01e285159e?ops=max(750,0),quality(80) Dixon is competing for a starting spot at safety and has shown flashes of being worthy of a 2nd round pick as he has 1 Int already but has managed only 5 total tackles through 2 games. Coaches would like to see him attack the box a little more and get more involved in helping out in stopping run game. __________________________________ CB Iman Marshall, USC, 1st Rounder https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/fan/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Freignoftroy.com%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F10%2Fiman-marshall__usc-texas-2017.jpg&c=sc&w=850&h=560 Iman was picked in the 1st round in hopes of trying to soften the void left after trading away AJ Bouye. So far the results have been just ok. He has collected just 4 total tackles and 1 pass breakup in the first 2 games but the coaches have been happy overall with his coverage ability as that is what he was brought in for. Marshall plans to slot into a prominent role in the Jags defense but nothing is set in stone as of yet. __________________________________ WR Nyqwan Murray, FSU, 4th Rounder https://i1.wp.com/gridironnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/NyqwanMurray.jpg?fit=700%2C425 Murray like fellow rookie WR Veal did not make an impact until the 2nd game as he got more opportunities. He finished with a solid 2 catches for 35 yards playing mostly in the slot. He also had 1 kick return for 22 yards. Also like fellow Rookie Teddy Veal he will have a hard time contributing to an already talented WR corp. __________________________________ TE Foster Moreau, LSU, 3rd Rounder https://imgz-fandroppingsllc.netdna-ssl.com/images/art/foster-moreau-8085_rs1.png Foster got off to a solid debut in the preseason opener with 2 catches for 26 yards but unfortunately he was was injured with a ruptured disk that will likely keep him out at least the first 3-4 weeks of the regular season. This was unfortunate news as he was having a sold camp and looked to slot into the #2 TELL spot behind Sefarian-Jenkins. __________________________________ C Sean Rawlings, Ole Miss, Undrafted https://mudandmagnolias.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Rawlings-1024x656.jpg Rawlings was signed as an undrafted FA shortly after the draft and has played almost every snap of the preseason at Center. For an undrafted guy he has held his own so far allowing just 1 sack in 81 snaps. He is a little undersized for an interior lineman but plays with more power than you would think. __________________________________ HB Mike Weber Jr, Ohio St, 6th Rounder https://image.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width620/img/osu_impact/photo/ohio-state-buckeyes-vs-michigan-wolverines-191ef768101c7acd.jpg Weber was brought in for depth purposes falling all the way to the late 6th round. He has some good straight ahead running skills and has 2 guys ahead of him to learn from in Fournette and Mark Ingram as they all 3 have similar skillsets. Weber only played 4 snaps in the opener but most the most of it catching a TD pass from 19 yards out. He got plenty more snaps in game 2 but managed just 13 yards on 7 carries. He did show some return skills with 2 kickoff returns for 52 yards and this will likely be where he could possibly contribute to the team this year. __________________________________ SS Jalen Thompson, Wash St, 7th Round https://wsucougars.com/images/2017/11/6/FRONT_Thompson_Jalen_2017_Montana_State.jpg One pick away from Mr Irrelevant Thompson is just trying to find anywhere he can to stick on the 53 man roster. He has only managed 9 snaps total in 2 games recording 2 tackles on the stat sheet. He has practiced pretty well with deceptive speed and a solid tackler being his main attributes. The coaches seem to be pulling for him to make the roster but that may not be enough. __________________________________ DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson, 1st Round https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/USATSI_10375558-718x490.jpg The Jaguars have to start worrying about this pick as Wilkins did not come in with the explosiveness we saw at Clemson. Also his awareness on the field has been a disaster. Wilkins has played a total of 60 snaps through 2 games and has a grand total of 1 tackle credited. Rumors are starting to circulate that this may be one of the biggest draft bust in the PML draft. Hopefully the big fella can get it turned around.