It’s easy to say a team should’ve drafted a certain player or avoid another in retrospect. All NFL front offices have this kind of mishaps, but the Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t have a good track record under former general manager David Caldwell. Looking at the misses he had throughout his eight-year tenure, it made sense for the ‘Jags’ to move on from him.
In Caldwell’s defense, the Jaguars’ 2020 draft class looks solid and might’ve been the best one during his tenure in Jacksonville. Nevertheless, it was too little to late and it couldn’t make up for the lack of success he had in previous years.
Looking back, the Jaguars used to draft for needs instead of targeting the best available player, which led them to pass up the opportunity to take a few franchise players even though they were in a prime position to take them. It’s uncertain what kind of approach new general manager Trent Baalke will take in this year’s draft, and as long as he brings in good players, it may not matter.
Nevertheless, it’s interesting to look at the players that could’ve played for the Black and Teal but went on to have success with other teams. Here are four players the ‘Jags’ could’ve taken in the last four drafts.