The Jacksonville Jaguars will have options in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will likely use the first overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft to take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. However, they could take different paths with their second first-round pick, the 25th overall. Even though it’s not their most pressing need, could they go wide receiver?
Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports projects in his latest mock draft that the ‘Jags’ will use their second first-round selection, the second one they got from the Los Angeles Rams when they traded cornerback Jalen Ramsey in 2019, on Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney.
Trapasso believes the senior would form a dynamic receiving trio alongside D.J. Chark Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. With all the attention quarterback Kyle Trask and tight end Kyle Pitts got in 2020, it’s easy to forget the Florida wide receiver hauled in 70 receptions for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns.
While Toney might not go as high as Ja’Marr Chase of LSU or DeVonta Smith of Alabama in the draft, he may be one of the best wide receiver prospects in this upcoming selection meeting and could get his name called in the first round, so Trapasso’s projection might not be too far-fetched.
Would it make sense for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ to draft Kadarius Toney?
Chase and DeVonta will likely be drafted early in the first round, so they are probably out of the question. However, Toney could be available at number 25. The ‘Jags’ must bolster their defensive line, their secondary, and the left tackle position before they draft a wide receiver. However, if the prospects they want are off the board when they’re on the clock with their second first-round pick, they may not want to pass up the opportunity to draft Toney.
The ‘Jags’ could bring back a familiar face in free agency if they want to take their wide receiver corps to the next level, but if they prefer to allocate their resources to other position groups, they could use their second first-round pick on Toney.