After finishing 1-15 last season, it’s encouraging to see the Jacksonville Jaguars take the necessary steps to turn things around. Keep in mind that the team’s futility goes beyond one season. Back in 2018, the ‘Jags’ were coming off an AFC Championship and had enough talent to make a run for it.
Instead, the Jaguars came crashing down and got progressively worse in the last three years. Since the previous regime was responsible for the organization’s fall from grace, it wouldn’t have made sense if they oversaw the rebuild, so they rightfully parted ways with head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Trent Baalke and brought in Urban Meyer and promoted Trent Baalke to their place.
On the bright side, Meyer and Baalke have enough resources to oversee a roster makeover. They have 11 draft picks, including the first overall selection, at their disposal and a healthy amount of cap space. Also, they will have the flexibility to use those picks in different ways, since all areas on the roster could use an upgrade.
As part of their evaluation process, the Jaguars’ front office has surely kept an eye on Clemson. Although they lost to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, they will send a few of their players to the NFL and this Jacksonville team should target these three in the draft.