Round 1, Pick 1 (1st Overall) – Trevor Lawrence, Quarterback, Clemson
As unfathomable as it may sound, the Jacksonville Jaguars have never held the first overall pick in any draft. Personally, I don’t forsee that coming to fruition in 2021, but it most certainly could. If we were to draft right this minute, it would be the reality. With that in mind, the team’s brass would have one of the more polarizing decisions to make.
In this very moment though, it’s not that difficult of a decision as I currently don’t have a big enough body of work from quarterback Gardner Minshew II to justify not grabbing the top prospect at the position who has all the tangible things you want in the position. Also, what are their options? Justin Fields? (NOT OVER TREVOR LAWRENCE, HELLO?!) Sure, you could argue for Oregon’s Penei Sewell, currently the top Offensive Tackle in the class, but over a generational talent like Lawrence? P.L.E.A.S.E.
Round 1, Pick 17 (17th Overall) – Patrick Surtain, Cornerback, Alabama
In a blockbuster trade in which the Los Angeles Rams gave up multiple first-round picks for the disgruntled former Florida State star, Jalen Ramsey, the Jacksonville Jaguars have widely been viewed as the winners of that deal. They stood their ground, never backed down, and in the end, walked away with less locker room nightmares and quite a bit in draft capital.
With the first-round pick they obtained from the Rams in 2020, they selected LSU’s ‘Sack Guru’ K’Lavon Chaisson to add more firepower to the new-look defense. With their own first-round pick in 2020, they were able to snag arguably one of the top prospects at the corner position, Florida’s C.J. Henderson. What do they do in 2021?
The smile, wave, and give he who shall no longer be named the proverbial middle finger and select the top Cornerback in the 2021 class, Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II, who’s name should most definitely ring a bell.