Jacksonville Jaguars’ 5 biggest holes remaining on the roster
Jaguars desperately need a defensive tackle
Defensive tackle is still a very thin position for Jacksonville despite acquiring Malcolm Brown from the New Orleans Saints via trade. Aside from Brown, DaVon Hamilton, Doug Costin, Daniel Ekuale, and Taven Bryan round out the rest of the position for the team.
Even if the Jaguars are transitioning to a 3-4 defense next season, they have to find another quality starter through the draft. Christian Barmore out of Alabama and Levi Onwuzurike out of Washington are two top options for the franchise. Barmore is big and powerful while Onwuzurike is incredible against the run.
If they don’t address the position early on, there are solid options throughout the draft in players like Jay Tufele, Tyler Shelvin, Marvin Wilson, and Naquan Jones among others.
The continuously evolving position of tight end has become an important staple in many NFL offenses. The Jaguars have been missing a key tight end on their offense for a while. They decided not to retain Tyler Eifert, re-signed James O’Shaughnessy, and signed free agent Chris Manhertz.
Their current tight end room likely isn’t going to get the job done. They have to find someone who can impact their offense like George Kittle and Travis Kelce have for their teams.
The Jaguars have to attack this position early on in the 2021 NFL Draft. Their best option at this point is to pursue Penn State’s Pat Freiermuth in the second-round. After that, Brevin Jordan, Hunter Long, Tommy Tremble, and Kenny Yeboah are decent options.