4 Jacksonville Jaguars that we can already call busts

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The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t been very good at drafting players.

Former general manager David Caldwell struggled to acquire talent during his eight-year tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars, so it wasn’t surprising to see the organization part ways with him after their Week 12 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Looking back, Caldwell hit on some players such as linebacker Myles Jack, center Brandon Linder and wide receiver D.J. Chark. This season alone, he was responsible for bringing cornerback C.J. Henderson, defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton, wide receiver Collin Johnson and undrafted free agent James Robinson, who is already one of the best running back in the NFL.

However, his draft success this year was overshadowed by the selections he missed in previous seasons. Quarterback Blake Bortles may be his most infamous flop, but there were others, such as running back Leonard Fournette and defensive tackle Taven Bryan.

It’s true that no general manager is going to have a perfect draft record, but Calwell just couldn’t infuse the team with talent on a consistent basis and replenish the roster whenever the team opted to part ways with key contributors such as cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and defensive ends Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell.

One of the reasons the Jaguars are currently 1-11 (besides injuries) is the lack of impact their last three draft classes have had. In fact, it’s not too early to call these five players busts due to the minimal production on the field.