After a week of observations and analysis, we re-examine the Jacksonville Jaguars, 2020 draft class. There were plenty of hits and a few misses.
Even after a month since the Jacksonville Jaguars made history by selecting 12 players in the NFL Draft, the national media is still talking about how the team, that finished 6-10 last season, helped shore up its roster for the next few seasons.
And now that it is over and the team has moved on to its virtual offseason program, the fan base has been both ecstatic and upset. Some of the choices really resonate with the team, filling holes that were eye-openers. Then there were some that have everyone asking about.
While the New York Giants surprised many with the selection of offensive tackle Andrew Thomas from Georgia with the No. 4 pick, the top 11 picks played out just as most experts believed. That includes the Jacksonville Jaguars taking C.J. Henderson ninth overall.
There were plenty of rumors leading up to Draft night – whether Jacksonville would keep the pick or move up or down the draft board. The Atlanta Falcons were rumored to be interested in moving up, offering the 16th pick as part of a package. I personally hoped the team would make the trade to select South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, but that did not happen.
It turns out the San Francisco 49ers took Kinlaw at No. 13, so that pick would never have materialized. Still, the Jaguars’ front office got plenty of value over the three days of the selection process.
With a solid free-agent class this season, the franchise may turn a few heads this season. Here are a few thoughts on the draft class and which picks were hits and which were misses.