How did the Jaguars 2018 NFL Draft turn out? Our own Jess Overby looks at the draft class and how it panned out for the organization.
With the 2019 NFL draft coming up on April 25th, we’re taking a look back at their last five drafts and where their picks are now. Here are the Jaguars picks, how they were used, and where they are now. Next up – the 2018 draft.
The 2018 draft has yet to be determined how good it was to the Jaguars, but six of their seven picks saw playing time during the year, and at least five of them could contend for starting positions this season.
Round 1, Pick 29 overall: Taven Bryan, DT, Florida – This was a surprise pick for everyone. With one of the best defenses in the NFL the previous season, it was expected that the Jaguars would look to improve their offense. The Taven Bryan pick was universally questioned. He will be expected to earn a starting job this season.
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Round 2, Pick 61 overall: DJ Chark, WR, LSU – He was a backup wide receiver for the Jaguars who will look for him to improve in his second year. Due to his height and speed, DJ Chark could present a matchup problem for defensive backs and be a red zone weapon target for new quarterback Nick Foles.
Round 3, Pick 93 overall: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama – After spending most of the year as a backup, Ronnie Harrison started the last four games as the Jaguars were out of the playoff race. He is expected to be a starting safety this season.
Round 4, Pick 129 overall: Will Richardson, OT, NC State – He missed the first six games of 2018 with a knee injury and was then placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. Will Richardson is expected to compete for the starting right tackle position.
- The organization traded their fifth round pick to Buffalo for DT Marcell Dareus.
Round 6, Pick 203 overall: Tanner Lee, QB, Nebraska – Tanner Lee spent almost the entire year on the practice squad. At best he will be the backup quarterback.
Round 7, Pick 230: Leon Jacobs, LB, Wisconsin – Leon Jacobs played in 12 games his rookie season, starting three.
Round 7, Pick 247: Logan Cooke, P, Mississippi State – Logan Cooke won the starting job in training camp and proved to be a very good pick and a valuable addition to the Jaguars’ special teams.