JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars released their first unofficial 2017 depth chart Friday.
While it included no major surprises, the list of the team's starters and reserves did provide clarity – and confirmed what Head Coach Doug Marrone said this week about young players earning starting roles.
It also clarified what Marrone said early this week about the backup quarterback positon.
Chad Henne, a 10-year veteran, is listed as the backup quarterback ahead of second-year veteran Brandon Allen. Marrone had said earlier this week that Henne was the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Blake Bortles.
As for young players earning roles?
It appears the team's two top rookies – first-round running back Leonard Fournette and second-round offensive tackle Cam Robinson – are doing just that. Fournette is a co-starter at running back with Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon and Robinson is a co-starter at left tackle with veteran Josh Wells.
Also of note: veteran Patrick Omameh is the starting left guard ahead of backup Tyler Shatley, with Brandon Linder at center, A.J. Cann at guard and Jermey Parnell at right tackle. Marrone said early in training camp he thought the team would have a good idea of its starting line before heading to New England for dual practices against the Patriots next week.
A look at the Jaguars' first unofficial depth chart:
*Wide receiver: Allen Robinson, Arrelious Benn, Rashad Greene, Dede Westbrook, Kenneth Walker.
*Left tackle: Robinson/Wells, Malcolm Bunche.
*Left guard: Omameh, Shatley, Chris Reed.
*Center: Linder, Luke Bowanko, Demetrius Rhaney.
*Right guard: Cann, Earl Watford, Nila Kasitati.
*Right tackle: Parnell, Jeremiah Poutasi, Avery Gennessy.
*Tight end: Marcedes Lewis, Ben Koyack, Mychal Rivera, Alex Ellis, Neal Sterling, Caleb Blueitt.
*Wide receiver: Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, Jamal Robinson, Shane Wynn, Larry Pinkard, Amba Etta-Tawo, Keelan Cole.
*Quarterback: Bortles, Henne, Allen.
*Running back: Fournette/Ivory/Yeldon, Corey Grant, Tim Cook, Tyler Gaffney.
*Fullback: Tommy Bohanon, Marquez Williams.
*Defensive end: Yannick Ngakoue, Dante Fowler Jr., Lerentee McCray, Dawuane Smoot, Carroll Phillips.
*Nose tackle: Abry Jones, Stefan Charles, Kevin Maurice.
*Defensive tackle: Malik Jackson, Michael Bennett, Sheldon Day, Tueni Lupeamanu.
*Defensive end: Calais Campbell, Malachiah Goodman, Jonathan Woodard, Hunter Dimick.
*Weakside linebacker: Telvin Smith, Josh McNary, Blair Brown.
*Middle linebacker: Myles Jack, Hayes Pullard III, P.J. Davis.
*Strong-side linebacker: Paul Posluszny, Audie Cole, Justin Horton.
*Cornerback: Jalen Ramsey, Aaron Colvin, Tyler Patmon, Doran Grant, Ezra Robinson, Stanley Jean-Baptiste.
*Free safety: Tashaun Gipson, Peyton Thompson, Tracy Howard.
*Strong safety: Barry Church, Jarrod Wilson, Jarrod Harper, James Sample.
*Cornerback: A.J. Bouye, Josh Johnson, Jalen Myrick, Brian Dixon, Charles Gaines.
*Punter: Brad Nortman.
*Kicker: Jason Myers.
*Long snapper: Matt Overton.
*Kickoff returner: Lee, Grant, Westbrook.
*Punt returner: Greene, Westbrook.