Re-Drafting the Jacksonville Jaguars 2016 NFL Draft

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey #20 (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey #20 (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Former Patriots LB Elandon Roberts
Dec 9, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots outside linebacker Elandon Roberts (52) reaches for Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore (21) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Jaguars could’ve added some playmakers in the later rounds

With the 181st overall pick, the Jaguars select WR Jakeem Grant…

Original Pick: DE Tyrone Holmes

Tyrone Holmes was released by the Jaguars and placed on waivers four months after he was drafted by the team. He made no impact and bounced around between practice squads in the NFL and the Alliance of American Football.

Instead of Holmes, the Jaguars could’ve drafted wide receiver, Jakeem Grant, instead. Grant had a solid collegiate career at Texas Tech. He’s been actively present as a slot receiver and return specialist in the league. He may not score a lot on offense, but he’s effective in gaining good chunks of yards. Grant would have been an incredibly useful returner on special teams for the Jaguars had they drafted him, and a significant role player on the offense.

With the 201st overall pick, the Jaguars select LB Elandon Roberts…

Original pick: QB Brandon Allen

Brandon Allen felt like one of those picks where you don’t know who to draft at that point and you just end up randomly picking a guy off the board.

Elandon Roberts would have been such a better pick. Even with a drastic difference in positions, Roberts is a much more talented and stronger player. In Roberts’ five years in the league, he has played for the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins. He has five career sacks, 239 combined tackles, 21 tackles for loss, and 17 quarterback hits. The Jaguars could’ve used a contributor like him on their defense. Imagine what he could have done alongside Ramsey, Jack, and Ngakoue.