The Jacksonville Jaguars also need to fortify other position groups.
This upcoming left tackle class is going to be a deep one, which will make some players that would go in the first round in other years slide to the second round. Alex Leatherwood could be one of those players.
Heading into the 2020 college season, the Alabama standout was Pro Football Focus’ second-highest left tackle. He could’ve entered this year’s draft, but decided to play with the Crimson Tide one more season. It wasn’t a bad decision in retrospect, as Leatherwood only gave up ten total pressures, none of them sacks, on 440 pass-block snaps. He isn’t a flashy prospect, but his consistency would be a welcomed sight in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars have an additional second-round selection, the one the Minnesota Vikings gave them in exchange for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue in the offseason. The organization drafted Laviska Shenault Jr. in 2020 and Collin Johnson has displayed flashes of talent throughout the season, but why not round up the wide receiver corps.
The ‘Jags’ could let Keelan Cole test free agency and seek that payday he justifiably deserves. Veteran Chris Conley may be gone too, so the team could make up for it by drafting Terrace Marshall, who hauled in 48 receptions for 731 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2020 even though LSU’s quarterback situation was less than ideal.