Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 alternative scenarios with 1st overall pick

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Could the Jacksonville Jaguars pass up the chance to take Trevor Lawerence and take a different path in the draft?

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been pretty busy this offseason. They moved on from Doug Marrone and brought in Urban Meyer to be their head coach. They also gave the general manager job to Trent Baalke after holding it on an interim basis last year.

Also, Meyer is already assembling his coaching staff and the team and will soon be able to focus on the free agency period and the draft, which is going to be one of the most important ones, if not the most important, in franchise history.

The former Florida and Ohio State coach acknowledged in his introductory press conference that choosing the right player with the first overall pick in 2021’s draft will be one of the most important decisions he’ll make in his life. Taking the right player will help the Jaguars get out of the cellar quickly while making the wrong choice would set the team back for years.

The ‘Jags’ are expected to use the top pick to take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawerence, who is arguably the best prospect in this draft class, but what if they don’t? After all, there are many routes they can take in the process and although there’s a 99 percent change they choose the 2020 ACC Player of the Year, they could opt to take a different approach. Here are three alternative scenarios with the first overall pick.