The Jacksonville Jaguars should have a vested interest in the Rose Bowl.
The Jacksonville Jaguars got a late Christmas present when they clinched the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft in Week 16, They will likely use the selection on Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
While drafting their potential franchise quarterback will be a step in the right direction, it will be one of many the ‘Jags’ will need to take if they want to become a perennial playoff team. The next general manager will have ten more selections to make on draft night. While it may be unrealistic to expect the team’s brass to land a playmaker with every single pick, they need to get most of them right.
Although there isn’t a full-time general manager in place, interim Trent Baalke and his scouting staff will take notes of the upcoming Rose Bowl, in which Alabama and Notre Dame will face off. This year’s edition won’t be played in Pasadena, California though. Rather, it will take place at A&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, but that doesn’t mean the quality of the game and the excitement surrounding it will be diminished.
In fact, this contest will feature some prospects that will get their name called in the draft, many of them in the first three rounds, so it will be in this Jacksonville’s best interest to keep an eye on many of them. A few players worth a mid or late-round selection will also suit up for the bowl game. Nevertheless, the Jaguars should keep an eye on these four prospects who are projected to be drafted in the first and second round.