The Jacksonville Jaguars are in a prime position to turn their fortunes around.
People say that winning it’s the only thing that matters. What those people didn’t take into account is that the more you win, the lower your draft picks will become. Meanwhile, the more you lose, the higher your selections will be.
While watching the Jacksonville Jaguars drop game after game can become progressively taxing, the prospect of having high-round selections thanks to their losing ways should fire up both the team’s brass and the fan base.
Based on their current 1-8 record, the Jaguars are projected to have the second overall selection in 2021’s draft, but that’s not it. They also have another first-round selection, the second of the two they received in the 2019 season from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Jalen Ramsey, which will tentatively be the 24th overall.
If that wasn’t enough, they also have their own second-round pick, which will likely be the 34th overall pick, and the one they got when they traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings this offseason, probably the 45th overall choice. All in all, they will have four selections in the first two rounds of next year’s players’ selection process. That’s a lot of ammo to load a team with talent.
On the other hand, keep in mind that having plenty of draft picks is just half of the equation. The other half is using them wisely, something the Jacksonville Jaguars will have to do in 2021 if they want to get out of the cellar of the AFC South. Here are the four players they should select with their first four selections if they want to achieve that goal.