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The Jacksonville Jaguars could also draft a linebacker in the first round.
Out of all the roster holes the Jaguars have to fill in 2021, linebacker is likely the least pressing one, as they have a couple of studs in veteran Myles Jack and Joe Schobert, whom they signed this past offseason. Nevertheless, the team needs a third linebacker. Joe Giles-Harris has recently a bigger role and has started three out of the last four games but he may be better suited for a backup/complementary role.
If this Jacksonville team wants to add a difference-maker with their second first-round pick regardless of the position, they could target Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. In his two-year tenure with the Fighting Irish, the 6-foot-1 standout has suited up for 24 games, racking up 136 total tackles, 24.5 of them for a loss, seven sacks, and five forced fumbles. The 2020 ACC Defensive Player of the Year has also shown playmaking prowess in pass coverage and logged seven pass breakups and one interception.
Osuwu-Koramoah may need to add weight to his 215-pound frame if he wants to be a successful linebacker in the NFL, but a solid outing against the Crimson Tide could make it hard for the ‘Jags’ to pass him up.