After a disappointing 2020 season, the Jacksonville Jaguars are in a prime position to quickly turn things around. They knew that if they wanted to start winning games again, they would need to make significant changes to the team, which is precisely what they did when they hired Urban Meyer as their head coach and promoted Trent Baalke from director of player personnel to general manager.
It will be up to the Jaguars’ new coaching staff to put their players in a position to succeed and add enough difference-makers this offseason. Although their 2020 rookie class displayed flashes of talent, it wasn’t enough to overcome years of inefficient drafting. On the bright side, this Jacksonville team will have the opportunity to quickly improve if they hit on most of their 11 draft selections.
The ‘Jags’ will likely take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick, but it’s uncertain what they will do with their other ten selections. They could add a left tackle, or solidify their defensive line. They could also bolster their wide receiver corps. If they want to address those needs, they should consider targeting a few USC players. Although the Trojans aren’t the program they used to be when Pete Caroll was running the show, it will still offer a nice influx of prospects this year and Jacksonville should take a look at these three prospects.