2021 NFL Draft: 3 sleepers for the Jacksonville Jaguars

Troy's Jabir Daughtry-Frye is taken down by Coastal Carolina's Tarron Jackson.Troy Vs Coastal Carolina
Troy's Jabir Daughtry-Frye is taken down by Coastal Carolina's Tarron Jackson.Troy Vs Coastal Carolina /

The Jacksonville Jaguars will have plenty of picks in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft to help construct the bulk of their roster. Every draft class has a handful of sleeper players who end up proving they are much more valuable than where they were drafted. Here are three sleeper prospects the Jaguars should target:

Jaguars to keep their eye on sleeper prospects

WR Marquez Stevenson

Marquez Stevenson is a sleeper wide receiver prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. He had a solid career at the University of Houston, piling up 2,269 yards receiving, 22 touchdowns, and catching for an average of 15.4 yards per reception.

His Senior Bowl measurements were a little disappointing, considering he weighed in at 5’10” and 180 pounds, two inches shorter than expected. But Stevenson has a lot of talent to make up for it. He’s a dynamic receiver with great speed, burst, and ball-tracking skills. He does incredibly well making the most of the real estate around him after the catch but is a bit limited in his route tree. The concerns around Stevenson is that he’s injury-prone and can struggle with separation at the point of contact.

OL Quinn Meinerz

Quinn Meinerz‘s name has been on the rise the past two weeks following his appearance at the Senior Bowl. Aside from Meinerz’s eye-capturing personality, he is an incredibly powerful and sturdy offensive lineman who proved he’s capable of over-powering Power 5 defensive lineman. As a small school prospect, Meinierz won’t likely be looked at until the sixth or seventh rounds of the draft. Unless scouts see something we don’t, maybe the Jaguars could even snag him as an undrafted free agent.

EDGE Tarron Jackson

Tarron Jackson is easily one of the most slept-on prospects and edge rushers in this draft class. He played college football for Coastal Carolina, a Divison I FBS team and has likely been overlooked his entire career. Not only is he physically gifted, but he has also proven leadership skills as he’s a two-time team captain. He’s even been named a finalist for the Lombardi Award, which “is awarded by the Lombardi Foundation annually to the best college football player, regardless of position, based on performance, as well as leadership, character, and resiliency”, as posted on Coastal Carolina’s athletics page.

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Jackson is a little undersized but has a relentless motor, great strength, production, and leverage. He finished his collegiate career with 188 total tackles, 42 tackles for loss, and 24.5 sacks.