Trevor Lawrence, quarterback
The Jacksonville Jaguars finally get their quarterback of the future.
Trevor Lawrence is arguably one of the best college prospects since Andrew Luck back in 2011, so drafting him is a no-brainer. The ‘Jags’ haven’t had a franchise quarterback in recent seasons, but that ends in 2021 when they use the first overall selection on the Clemson quarterback.
Back in 2017, this Jacksonville team had the opportunity to draft Patrick Mahomes or even Deshaun Watson but took running back Leonard Fournette instead. The franchise won’t make the same mistake and will select a signal-caller that will wear the ‘Black and Teal’ for years to come.
Kyle Pitts, tight end
The Jaguars will have an extra first-round selection in next year’s draft, the second one they got from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in 2019. That selection is currently projected to be the 21st, which they can use on tight end Kyle Pitts.
It would also make sense for the Jaguars to draft a left tackle, but the position will be a deep one in 2021 while the drop from Pitts to the next tight end tier is steep. The Florida standout played in eight games this season and hauled in 43 receptions for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. That’s the kind of production Jacksonville needs from their tight end group if they want to build a potent offense around Trevor Lawrence.