3 Notre Dame football players who should be replaced on the depth chart for 2024

FanSided college football writer Josh Yourish believes that the Fighting Irish still have a few weak-spots on their roster and should look for an internal or external upgrade at these three spots.

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Charles Jaguash. Charles Jaguash. LT. 443. Sophomore. . 56. Charles Jaguash. player.

Jaguash came to Notre Dame as a highly-touted offensive tackle prospect and the prize of the 2023 recruiting class for Marcus Freeman. Notre Dame has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that it can take five-star ingredients and cook up dominant offensive tackles, but Jaguash may need a bit more time in the oven taking over the left tackle spot. 

Jaguash played two games as a true freshman, first against Stanford with five snaps at left guard, then he was given a shot at left tackle for the entirety of the Sun Bowl against Oregon State. Joe Alt and Blake Fisher both sat out, which allowed Jaguash to audition for the starting spot next season, but it didn’t go great. 

In the Sun Bowl, he allowed two pressures and a sack per Pro Football Focus. Now, PFF isn’t always perfect, but they are a whole lot better than anyone average Joe watching the game, including the one writing this. PFF’s pass-blocking efficiency stat measures pressure allowed by an offensive lineman on a per-snap basis, with weight toward sacks allowed. Jaguash posted a pass block efficiency of 93.5 in the Sun Bow, which would have ranked him last among 220 eligible offensive tackles in the country. 

It was an incredibly small sample, Jaguash didn’t show enough in his one start to go into 2024 as the starter, at least not without Freeman either bringing in competition or having an internal competition.