The Jacksonville Jaguars have a little over three weeks until the NFL Draft. While they have begun to rebuild the roster, these players will help immensely.
While Jacksonville Jaguars fans watch as the team continues to sign free agents to its roster, is the front office telling us what their plan is for the NFL draft?
During the first wave of additions, Jacksonville added a top-shelf linebacker (Joe Schobert), to go along with help in the middle of the defensive line (Rodney Gunter and Al Woods) and an edge rusher (Cassius Marsh) who should help with the team’s pass rush.
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The Jaguars also brought in a veteran cornerback in Rashaan Melvin who should compete for a starting spot on the backline.
There is no doubt this team identified their weak run defense and the need for depth in the secondary as their primary issues coming into the 2020 season. And now this past week, general manager David Caldwell has brought in tight and Tyler Eifert and wide receiver Terry Godwin to aid the passing game. There are still several quality players left on the open market who could prove to be budget-friendly for this organization.
I expect the Jaguars to address their defense at the end of April, but I also have to wonder whether they are now leaning towards adding more players on the offensive side of the ball for new coordinator Jay Gruden.
It’s no secret how atrocious the Jaguars were last season in trying to score over the course of 16 games.
The 18.8 points per game or an improvement over the 2018 season, but not by much. Even with a rookie quarterback in Gardner Minshew, who had a 21–6 touchdown to interception ratio and threw for over 3,200 yards during the season, there were too many variables that essentially roadblocked this team.
Because of the team’s recent moves and the 12 draft picks they have for next month, it could be a boon for this organization. This is a draft class that is deep at wide receiver and on the offensive line. There are quality players on the interior of the defense, but they will be snapped up fairly quickly. And for those of you wondering, I do not expect Caldwell and head coach Doug Marrone to use all 12 picks.
Here is a look at the first three rounds of the NFL draft and the players who I predict the Jaguars will bring in to help resuscitate this team’s roster.