The Jacksonville Jaguars had a chance to draft these two playmakers.
If there’s a group on the Jaguars roster that desperately needs an infusion of talent, it’s their secondary. Cornerback Sidney Jones has been solid if unspectacular, C.J. Henderson is struggling and safety Jarrod Wilson has been dealing with injuries all season long.
Safety Josh Jones was claimed off waivers by the ‘Jags’ this offseason and is already in his third team in three years. If the team’s brass had wanted to, they could have selected safety Antoine Winfield Jr. with their second-round pick. The Minnesota standout has started all games this season and has become a staple of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense.
We can’t deny Laviska Shenault has been a good pick. After all, the rookie wideout has hauled in 30 reception for 323 yards and one touchdown. However, Chase Claypool has been better than the wide receiver the Jaguars took with the 43rd overall pick.
Claypool has quickly established himself as a playmaker in Pittsburgh. In his short tenure with the Steelers, the Notre Dame standout has caught 31 passes for 444 yards and five touchdowns. Moreover, he has racked up seven carries for 25 yards and two touchdowns. He’s a Swiss Army knife that might’ve made improved the Jaguars offense right out of the gate.