Round 7, 224th overall
Jacksonville could use more help in the secondary, at cornerback, and even safety. There’s a lot of safety’s available in the 2021 NFL Draft, but the Jaguars shouldn’t feel the need to jump on one too early.
Leon O’Neal Jr. may not be a highly regarded safety prospect in this draft but he will certainly bring talent with him wherever he goes.
O’Neal will likely play as a rotational or special teams player at the NFL level. He’s a good tackler, tough hitter, has good speed, and vision. He’s a bit tight in his hips and needs to loosen his body a bit to create more flexibility.
O’Neal will probably be asked to spend most of his time at strong safety (aside from special teams) as he does better in middle coverage than when he is asked to cover downfield.
Round 7, 245th overall
The Jaguars could use any offensive line help that they can get and there are plenty of prospects in this draft worthy of adding to this franchises’ roster.
Alaric Jackson feels like a pretty raw prospect at this point but is someone I would take a chance on late in the draft. Nothing about him jumped off on tape. He had tight hips, often gave up early on plays, and didn’t use his length to his advantage. He was very conservative with his arms and too late to get first contact on the defender. The Jaguars could help develop him to get aggressive with his arms, ensuring he has active hands, and getting the first step on the opposing defender. That would help him improve tremendously.