The Jacksonville Jaguars keep mixing things up in round two.
The Jaguars’ defensive line was pushed around last season. The unit often failed to generate pressure at the line of scrimmage and opposing teams ran them over at ease. Wake Forest defensive end Carlos Basham Jr. is a technician that can get to quarterbacks thanks to his impressive arm length and his ample move repertoire.
Basham’s presence would give a boost to a defensive line that was able to register 12.5 sacks in 2020. Although defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson should be better in his sophomore campaign and Josh Allen will be back in the starting lineup after missing time with a knee injury last season, Jacksonville needs to keep adding talent to its defensive line.
James Robinson established himself as one of the running backs in the NFL in his rookie year. An undrafted free agent in 2020, The Illinois State standout quickly become a key cog in the Jaguars’ offense. Although they should make him an important part of their game plan in 2021, they also have to keep him fresh, and getting him a dependable backup should be a priority this offseason.
Although the Jaguars’ have more pressing needs on offense (and defense), they can’t pass up the chance to draft running back Michael Carter at number 44 if he’s available. The Florida native is explosive and runs aggressively despite being just 199 pounds. He and Robinson could give the Jaguars a two-headed monster at the running back position.