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2024 Undrafted Free Agents Bring Jaguars' Rookie Class to 22

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JACKSONVILLE – The roster continues to take shape.

The Jaguars on Tuesday announced they had agreed to terms with 13 undrafted collegiate free agents, which along with nine selections in this past weekend's 2024 NFL Draft gives them 22 rookies.

Rookies will participate in rookie minicamp at EverBank Stadium the weekend of May 10-12, and the Jaguars' voluntary organized team activities begin May 20. The team's on-field offseason program runs through June, culminating with a three-day mandatory minicamp at EverBank Stadium June 10-12.

A capsule look at the Jaguars' 13 undrafted free agents:

  • Shawn Bowman (6-feet-5, 265 pounds), tight end, Rutgers. He played his final season at Rutgers after four seasons at Maine, starting four of 13 games played in 2023. He started 12 of 34 games at Maine. He caught 84 passes for 960 yards and 11 touchdowns with Maine, catching four passes for 24 yards at Rutgers, and was a third-team All CAA selection for Maine in 2022.
  • Andre Carter (6-5, 270), defensive lineman, Indiana. He played four seasons at Western Michigan before transferring to Indiana for his final season, starting 12 games in 2023 and earning All-Big 10 honorable mention honors. He started 36 of 58 collegiate games, including 24 of 46 games played at Western Michigan. He was a second-team All-Mid-American Conference selection in 2022. He registered 49 tackles, 27 solo, as a senior with 11 tackles for loss and two sacks with three passes defensed. He registered 184 career collegiate tackles, 96 solo, with 40 tackles for loss and 16 sacks.
  • Josh Cephus (6-3, 185), wide receiver, Texas San-Antonio. He played five seasons for UTSA, catching 313 passes for 3,655 yards and 28 touchdowns. He caught 87 passes for 985 yards and six touchdowns in 2022 and 89 passes for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2023. He started 56 of 64 games played. He was a two-time All-Conference USA honorable mention selection and a second-team All-Conference USA selection in 2022 before earning first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors in 2023.
  • Brevin Easton (5-11, 197), wide receiver, Albany. He played the last two seasons at Albany after catching 55 passes for 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns for Assumption University. He started 17 of 23 games at Albany, catching 85 passes for 1,509 yards and 15 touchdowns. He caught 57 passes for 1,086 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2023.
  • Jalen Jackson (5-9, 220), running back, Villanova. He played 46 games in six seasons at Villanova, rushing for 2,546 yards and 26 touchdowns on 401 carries. He rushed for 996 yards and nine touchdowns on 132 carries in 2023.
  • Steven Jones (6-5, 340), offensive line, Oregon. He spent six seasons at Oregon, redshirting in 2019. He started 32 of 48 games played, starting all 14 games in 2023 at right guard. He was an All-Pac 12 first-team selection in 2023 by the Associatied Press and Pro Football Focus, also being named an honorable mention All-Pac 12 selection by the conference coaches.
  • Trey Kiser (6-0, 224), linebacker, South Alabama. He played the last three seasons at South Alabama after transferring from Northeast Oklahoma A&M. He was a first-team All-Southwest Junior College selection as a freshman. He played 38 games at South Alabama, registering 178 tackles – 99 solos – with 21.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and three passes defensed with a fumble recovery. He was an honorable mention All-Sun Belt Conference special teams selection by Pro Football Network in 2021 and an honorable mention All-American special teams selection by Pro Football Network in 2022.
  • Lorenzo Lingard (6-0, 205), running back, Akron. He played his final collegiate season at Akron in 2023 after rushing for 150 yards on 26 carries while playing 32 games in 2020-2022 for Florida. He played his first two collegiate seasons for Miami in 2018-2019, rushing for 136 yards on 17 carries in eight games. He rushed for 641 yards and four touchdowns on 143 carries at Akron this past season, catching 38 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Andrew Parker Jr. (6-2, 245), linebacker, Appalachian State. He played four seasons at Arkansas before transferring to Appalachian State for his final two seasons. He started 24 of 26 games played for Appalachian State and was a team captain and All-Sun Belt first-team selection as a senior. He had 24 tackles in 29 games for Arkansas, leading Appalachian State with 114 tackles in 2023.
  • Josh Proctor (6-2, 205), defensive back, Ohio State. He started 20 of 53 games in six seasons, registering 112 tackles with 15 pass breakups. He registered three interceptions, returning one for a 23-yard touchdown in 2023. He attended the NFL Scouting Combine in February and played in the Senior Bowl in January.
  • Wayne Ruby (6-1, 190), wide receiver, Mount Union. He caught 362 passes in 56 games played for 5,624 yards and 74 touchdowns. He had 105 receptions for 1,473 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2021, 105 receptions for 1,785 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2022 and 75 receptions 1,124 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2023. He was an Associated Press Division III first-team All-America selection in 2023, also earning American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III Coaches' All-America First Team, All-America First team, All-Region 4 First Team and All-OAC First Team honors. He was an All-OAC first-team selection the past three seasons and an AP first-team Division III All-America the past two seasons.
  • Joseph Scates (6-2, 200), wide receiver, Memphis. He played three seasons at Iowa State before playing the past two seasons for Memphis. He caught 67 career passes for 1,130 yards and 14 touchdowns, catching 33 passes for 314 yards and six touchdowns in 2023. He started eight of 23 games for Memphis.
  • David White Jr. (6-2, 195), wide receiver, Western Carolina. He started 18 of 22 games played the past two seasons at Western Carolina after starting 19 of 25 games in his first two collegiate seasons for Valdosta State. A native of Jacksonville, he attended Westside High School. He caught 54 passes for 903 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons at WCU and finished his college career with 94 receptions for 1,442 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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