Why Jacksonville Jaguars should trade up to draft TE Kyle Pitts

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Socially distanced Jacksonville Jaguars fans at TIAA Bank Field [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

There were many reasons why the Jacksonville Jaguars were able to win just one game last season and having one of the worst offenses in the NFL played a big role. They knew band-aid solutions wouldn’t work, so they cleaned the house and brought in Darrell Bevell to oversee that side of the ball.

Bevell has put a few top-5 scoring offenses on the field throughout his coaching career, so he could definitely kick start the Jaguars’ offense. However, if the team’s brass wants their offensive coordinator to succeed, they will need to get him a few playmakers this offseason.

Owner Shahid Khan talked about the importance of having a franchise quarterback and the ‘Jags’ will use the first overall pick to acquire one, most probably Trevor Lawrence. However, quarterback isn’t the only position on offense Jacksonville needs to upgrade this offseason. They need a boost at left tackle and their tight end room needs a makeover.

Last season, the Jaguars’ tight end group were responsible for a combined 68 receptions for 637 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The team must get more production from the unit and for that to happen, they will need to add a playmaker. Although they could sign someone like Jonnu Smith in the open market, there will be some enticing options in this year’s draft, none better than Florida’s Kyle Pitts. Here’s why the Jaguars must find a way to get him.

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