Jacksonville Jaguars: Hits and Misses of the NFL Draft

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BOULDER, CO – SEPTEMBER 14: Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. #2 of the Colorado Buffaloes carries the ball against the Air Force Falcons in the fourth quarter of a game at Folsom Field on September 14, 2019, in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Round 1, Pick 9: C.J. Henderson, Cornerback, Florida

The Jacksonville Jaguars took Henderson with their first pick. He was highly regarded as one of the two best cornerbacks in this year’s draft, with some people rating him higher than Jeff Okudah, the cornerback from Ohio State that went third overall.

Henderson will come right in and start at one cornerback spot opposite Tre Herndon. If Henderson proves to be the shutdown cornerback he was in college, this team hit a home run with its first overall selection.

Round 1, Pick, 20: K’Lavon Chaisson, Linebacker/Defensive End, LSU

With the 20th pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected K’Lavon Chaisson, outside linebacker, LSU.

I reviewed fourteen mock drafts leading up to the actual draft, and almost everyone had K’Lavon being gone by pick No. 20, so his value is good at this spot but was he a need? That will depend on how they use him… and whether or not Yannick Ngakoue plays next season.

Chaisson is thought to be a hybrid player that could be used at either linebacker or defensive end. He’s a terrific athlete, similar to Josh Allen. Think about that a minute. If he plays linebacker, he’ll be lined up with Joe Schobert and Myles Jack, with Ngakoue and Allen on the defensive line.

Round 2, Pick 42, Laviska Shenault, Jr., Wide Receiver, Colorado

On Day 2 of the Draft, the Jaguars had the 10th pick in the 2nd round, #42 overall. They selected Laviska Shenault, Jr, wide receiver, Colorado.

After a stellar 2018 season for the Buffaloes, his play dropped off a bit last year. But that was due to injury and after running 4.57 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, he had core muscle surgery. His doctor sent a letter to every NFL team telling them that he would be ready by April 25th.

The Jaguars believe he can play multiple positions which will allow them to put a lot of different packages together in the passing game.

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