Re-Drafting the Jacksonville Jaguars 2016 NFL Draft

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey #20 (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott
Sep 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Days two and three would’ve been a huge hit for the Jaguars…

With the 69th overall pick, the Jaguars select DE Yannick Ngakoue…

Yannick Ngakoue is one of the best pass rushers in the league, if not the best. While he hasn’t had a ton of success since moving around between teams this season, he had an incredible impact on the Jaguars and they were wrong to drive him away.

In his four years in Jacksonville, Ngakoue had 122 combined tackles, 42 tackles for loss, 85 quarterback hits, two interceptions, and 14 forced fumbles. He earned All-Rookie Team honors by the Pro Football Writers Association in 2016 and was elected to the Pro Bowl in 2017.

I have no doubt that Ngakoue would be on Aaron Donald’s level or higher if he continued his success in Jacksonville.

With the 103rd overall pick, the Jaguars select QB Dak Prescott…

Original Pick: DT Sheldon Day

Blake Bortles was not a franchise quarterback. That was evident pretty quickly but the Jaguars took five years to figure that out. Sure, he was a game manager at best but the majority of the time Bortles was making mistakes that a franchise quarterback can’t make.

If the Jaguars were to go back in time and re-draft their 103rd overall selection, they should draft quarterback Dak Prescott. An absolute fourth-round steal, we saw how quickly Prescott emerged as a highly-talented young quarterback in the league.

Until his injury this season, Prescott never missed a game in his professional career. In 69 career games, Prescott has a 66% completion percentage, 17,634 yards, 106 touchdowns, 40 interceptions, nine fourth-quarter comebacks, and 15 game-winning drives.