The Jacksonville Jaguars should find a safety on Day 2 of the NFL Draft
Will the Jacksonville Jaguars use a Day 2 pick to address the organization’s need at safety?
Day 2 of The NFL Draft is here for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After selecting C.J. Henderson, a cornerback from Florida, and K’Lavon Chaisson, an outside linebacker from LSU, the team currently holds selections 42 and 73 for the 2nd and 3rd rounds respectively.
After Day 1, the Jaguars chose to fill self-inflicted wounds from the departure/potential departure of cornerback Jalen Ramsey and edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue. These also happened to be at positions where need met the best player available philosophy.
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Looking forward to Day 2, I feel general Dave Caldwell will take a look at how the board has fallen to analyze who/what position groups fell and where he can land the next Myles Jack, DJ Chark, or Jawaan Taylor.
Point is, Caldwell has an excellent track record with second-round picks and has shown that he will trade draft capital (currently holds eight Day 3 picks) to go up and grab a player they most likely had a first-round grade on. There is plenty of value at one such position group. And, it’s certainly worth a gamble with many needs on the defensive side of the ball.
The safety position had zero players taken in the first round, minus the swiss army weapon that is Isaiah Simmons (I now have a burning hatred for the Arizona Cardinals by the way). This sets up the Jaguars to upgrade the position considerably (sorry Jarrod Wilson ). Depending on how the board falls a trade-up may not be necessary to nab one of these prospects.
Analysts are predicting a run on wide receivers and running backs in the 2nd round. Keep an eye out for considerable movement on Day 2 as teams get more comfortable with the new Virtual Draft format.
Here is a look at three safeties the Jacksonville Jaguars should pursue on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.