Jacksonville Jaguars: Top 3 needs in the 2021 NFL Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars shouldn’t forget about the tight end position.
After quarterback, defensive tackle is probably the more pressing need. However, it has been historically much easier to obtain through free agency, so the Jaguars should target the tight end position with the second pick in the first round.
Tight end is easily the biggest missing piece to the offense except for quarterback, as this franchise has never really had a top passing-catching threat at tight end. Moreover, Jacksonville’s wide receiver corps is in good shape, and adding a tight end could give the offense another dimension.
The two best tight ends in Jaguars’ history have been Kyle Brady and Marcedes Lewis, who had one very good year in 2010, where he caught 58 passes for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns. All his other years were no better than average. Brady’s only good season was in 2000, when he caught 64 passes for 729 yards and three touchdowns, but he was no better than average in any other year.
So, after selecting Trevor Lawrence with the number one overall pick to be their franchise quarterback, the next two picks should be the best defensive tackle and tight end available when it’s their turn to pick.