No playing time:
These players need a ton of time off the field to develop and are most likely are not going to appear in any games in 2019.
RB Tony Amerson
The Yellow Jackets backfield entering next season should be at least three or four men deep which means Amerson will probably see little to no playing time this upcoming season. That’s not anything to do with his talent but more so of allowing him to grow physically and keeping him healthy. He may appear in a game or two but we wouldn’t be shocked if he didn’t see any playing time next season.
DE Jamal Camp
Camp’s playing time may be dependent on the development of Youndjean. It will also depend on how much the Jackets rotate at defensive end in 2019. There isn’t a ton of defensive ends on the roster so the opportunity is there for Camp to play but it will ultimately come down to if the coaching staff feels that Camp is ready.
DT D’Quan Douse
The Jackets have some decent depth at defensive tackle but Douse still needs to add some weight to his frame. He could still see time in a perhaps one game but none beyond that.
RB Devin Ellison
When it comes to Ellison, a lot of what we talked about with Amerson above can be said the same about Ellison. It’s not a matter of talent, it’s a matter of creating depth for the future and his development.
LB Cornelius Evans
Evans is a victim of the circumstances at linebacker as the Yellow Jackets have a ton of depth there entering 2019. A fast and lengthy linebacker, there’s a lot to like about Evans but with nine linebackers ahead of him and not to mention the addition of Chico Bennett Jr, there just won’t be enough playing time to go around.
QB Demetrius Knight
While it’s debatable if Jordan Yates will even play in four games this upcoming season, we don’t see Knight being a factor in the 2019 quarterback competition. He can use the year to build his skill set and develop off the field.
DL Michael Lockhart
Lockhart is insanely athletic but is still a raw prospect, playing just one year of high school football. A high ceiling prospect, the Jackets have a potential steal in Lockhart, however, assuming they want to put him at defensive tackle, Lockhart needs to add some size to his frame. Far from a finished prospect, Lockhart’s development will be fun to watch.