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Campservations: Minicamp, Day 2

Rookie Minicamp Article - Day 2

JACKSONVILLE – Jaguars 2023 Rookie Minicamp ended Saturday.

The Jaguars' second rookie minicamp under Head Coach Doug Pederson was held inside TIAA Bank Field. Here are Saturday's "campservations" from three Jaguars Media members – senior writer John Oehser, senior correspondent Brian Sexton and senior reporter/editor J.P. Shadrick:

John Oehser, Jaguars Senior Writer…

  • The major impressions from '23 rookie minicamp remained the same from Friday to Saturday, and they remained the most important takeaways – that the Jaguars' first three selections in the 2023 NFL Draft, are impressive physically and seem ready for their first NFL offseason. Offensive tackle Anton Harrison, the No. 27 overall selection, again stood for his power and quickness. Tight end Brenton Strange, the No. 61 overall selection, was held out of many drills Saturday but on Friday showed the athleticism and fluidity that could make him a key part of the offense as he developes. Running back Tank Bigsby, the No. 88 overall selection, closed Saturday practice with a touchdown reception. An intriguing player: Sixth-round selection Cooper Hodges, a guard from Appalachian State who played at Macclenny (Fla.) Baker County High School near Jacksonville. His big personality will make him a media and fan favorite, and he's embracing the opportunity to play for what he calls his hometown team. "It's surreal," Hodges said. "I'm being a professional about it. I don't want to be just the guy who got drafted by my hometown team. I want to be a player. I want to contribute to this team the best way I can." Keep an eye Hodges. He has the feel of a late-round selection who eventually could stand out.
2023 Jaguars Rookie Minicamp

WR Parker Washington (11)

Brian Sexton, Jaguars Senior Correspondent …

  • I spent Saturday looking at Day 3 selections and the word "twitchy'" came to mind. Guys like safety Antonio Johnson and cornerback Christian Braswell looked the part in shorts and helmets, and I'm told it would have looked the same if wide receiver Parker Washington and linebacker Ventrell Miller were going full speed. General manager Trent Baalke looks for twitchy athletes with the physical traits who can find a spot until they develop into more than a role player, and it appears he found a couple of guys to check those boxes on Day 3.

J.P. Shadrick, Jaguars Senior Report/Editor …

  • On another warm day at the Bank, rookie minicamp closed with another practice. After a first day Friday filled with false starts and some tension in the first time on the field, the players overall on the second day looked a little more at ease knowing what was to come. Strange did not do much Saturday after special teams work, but said after practice he should be good to go moving forward. Bigsby is big and fast, and should fit in well to the running back rotation right away. The first three draft picks showed what they needed this weekend. The rest that practiced showed some traits that can carry now to the offseason program when they join the veterans this coming week at the end of Phase Two.

Rookie minicamp is underway, and our rookies are making their first DUUUVAL appearance as they hit the field, have helmet fittings and some officially become Jaguars 🔥

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