The Jacksonville Jaguars keep pouring resources into their defense.
The Jaguars need to find someone to play opposite of cornerback C.J. Henderson this season. However, they also need to look for somebody to play slot, as D.J. Hayden, who previously held the position, is scheduled to become a free agent and is unlikely to return.
Asante Samuel Jr. made plenty of plays throughout his collegiate career at Florida State but lacks the size to be an effective boundary cornerback. Last season, he logged six passes defensed and three interceptions in eight games. Moreover, he ranked among the top cornerbacks in incompletion rate in his three-tenure with the Seminoles.
DJ Chark Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. will most likely be the Jaguars’ top wide receivers in 2020, but even if they sign a top-tier one like Allen Robinson or Kenny Golladay in free agency, they still need to add depth in the draft and Tutu Atwell should be one of the best wideouts available at this point of the draft.
Although the Louisiana product needs to work on his route running and has a small frame, he will be one of the fastest wide receivers in this draft class. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell should be able to find a role for him on the Jaguars’ offense.
This is the last pick this Jacksonville got after trading Jalen Ramsey. In the end, they got two first-round selections and this fourth-round pick in exchange for the corner. This could use the selection to take Pitt defensive end Patrick Jones II.
In his last two years with the Panthers, Jones racked up 83 total tackles (24 for a loss), and 17.5 sacks. He has the kind of frame that is needed to play defensive end but lacks power. He could join the Jaguars’ defensive line rotation while he works on gaining strength.