The Jacksonville Jaguars add playmakers to both sides of the ball.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Jaguars will take the best available quarterback in 2021’s draft. Owner Shahid Khan previously talked about the importance of getting a franchise quarterback and Trevor Lawerence is arguable the best prospect since Andrew Luck in 2012.
Head coach Urban Meyer mentioned Justin Fields and Zach Wilson as potential options with the top pick and the team should definitely perform due diligence. However, it’s unlikely this Jacksonville team will pass up the chance to draft the 2020 ACC Player of the Year. The Jaguars haven’t had a franchise quarterback in years, but that will change when they use the first overall selection on Lawerence.
The Jaguars need help upfront and they will get it if they use their second first-round selection, the second one they got from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for cornerback Jalen Ramsey, to take defensive tackle Christian Barmore.
The 2020 National Championship Defensive MVP posted superb numbers this past season and has the ability to take on double teams, something that could free other Jaguars defenders and allow them to make plays. Before the Championship game, he logged ten quarterback hurries and five sacks in a five-week stretch.