The Jacksonville Jaguars bring in a couple of playmakers in the first round.
Although there are many routes the Jaguars can take with the first overall pick, it’s highly unlikely they will take a player other than Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The 2020 ACC Player of the year is probably the best college prospect since Andrew Luck back in 2012 and there aren’t many reasons why the ‘Jags’ should pass up the opportunity to draft their quarterback of the future.
Owner Shahid Khan has expressed the importance of having a franchise quarterback and the Jaguars will have the chance to take the best one in this draft class. The team’s brass still needs to perform due diligence and check other quarterbacks, but Lawrence is their pick at number one.
Carlos Basham Jr. benefited from a good performance in Senior Bowl practices. Although he doesn’t garner as much attention as Gregory Rosseau or Kwity Paye, he’s one of the best defensive end prospects in this year’s draft class. In his last 19 games at Wake Forest, he logged 15 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss.
The Jaguars should get defensive end Josh Allen back after missing time with a knee injury and K’Lavon Chaisson displayed flashes of pass-rush prowess in 2020. However, they need to add reinforcements if they want to consistently generate pressure upfront and Basham excels at doing so.