Jaguars offseason: Mike Tannenbaum talks free agency and draft Part 2
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a clear-cut choice with the top draft pick.
B&T: There have been recent reports Zach Wilson’s draft stock has risen up but how much can a prospect’s stock really rise from Bowl season to Draft Day? Could he really go from the second-best quarterback prospect to the top one?
MT: Zach Wilson has the chance to be really good. That’s what the process is about, not only to evaluate prospects on tape but to get to know them, spend time with them, understanding how they learn, how they process information, what kind of teammate they are. Zach Wilson has the chance to become an outstanding quarterback.
With that said, it is a pretty easy decision. When Jacksonville is on the clock with the first overall pick in 2021’s draft, I can’t imagine them taking a quarterback besides Trevor Lawrence. He has the chance to become historically great at quarterback.
B&T: Do you think a quarterback prospect will fall down draft boards this year?
MT: Certainly, that will happen. As we go along, someone like Kyle Trask from the University of Florida will fall a little bit. For me, he’s more of a second-rounder. His lack of athleticism would be a concern. There are a couple of other quarterbacks in that group like Kellen Mond from Texas A&M that I like a lot. I think he’s a better athlete.
What Kyle did with Florida head coach Dan Mullen was obviously great, he had a great year, but I think his athleticism is a bit of a concern. I think Trey Lance is a really interesting discussion because he has tremendous talent but he played just one game last year. It will be interesting to see how teams will handle that.