Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 alternative scenarios with 1st overall pick

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2. The Jacksonville Jaguars could also draft the best left tackle prospect.

Owner Shahid Khan recently talked about the importance of having a franchise quarterback. Urban Meyer also said that the NFL, college, and high school are all quarterback leagues. However, the team has two first-round selections and they could use the first one to take Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell.

Even though the 2019 Outland award winner opted out of the 2020 season due to health concerns, his draft stock hasn’t taken a hit and will likely be a top 5 selection in this year’s draft. The Jaguars allowed 44 sacks last season and could use an upgrade at left tackle.

Cam Robinson is set to become a free agent and it’s uncertain whether the organization wants to bring him back. There will likely be a high demand for the Alabama product in the open market and may demand retail compensation for his services. Jacksonville has plenty of cap space but they may be better off spending it in other areas. Drafting Sewell would give them a long-term solution at the left tackle position and would ensure whoever plays quarterback in Jacksonville has optimal protection.

The Jaguars would still need to draft a quarterback, but they could use their second first-round selection, the 25th overall, to take one. They could also pursue Dak Prescott if he becomes available. He was playing at a high level before suffering a season-ending ankle fracture.