The Jacksonville Jaguars may not take a tight end early in the draft.
This Jacksonville team needs a tight end who can challenge opposing defenses in the middle of the field and prevent them from doubling other players. There isn’t such playmaker on the roster right now and there will be some available in the offseason.
Kyle Pitts of Florida will be the top tight end prospect in 2021’s draft. He played in eight games this season, logging eight receptions for 43 yards for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also showed the physical traits that should help him thrive in the NFL.
The ‘Jags’ will draft a quarterback prospect, likely Trevor Lawrence, with the first overall pick. However they have another first-round selection, the second one they received in exchange for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in 2019, which is projected to be the 24th overall. They could use that choice to take Pitts, but the problem with that is that he may have already be gone by them, as he will likely be the first tight end chosen.
The team’s brass could always trade up to get Pitts, but cost could be too hefty and they have more pressing holes to fill. Thus, it would make sense to target Jonnu Smith in free agency.