Jaguars draft: 3 boom-or-bust first-round prospects

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The 2021 NFL Draft is just a few weeks away and the Jacksonville Jaguars, just like every other team, will try to get to come out of the selection meeting with as many building blocks as they can. In the Jags case, it may not be a difficult feat to achieve as they have ten draft picks at their disposal.

On the other hand, drafting players is an inexact science. After all, you will see can’t-miss prospects fail to make an impact in the NFL year in and year out. Do you remember Isaiah Wilson? He was one of the best offensive tackles in last year’s draft and the Tennessee Titans took him 29th overall hoping he would become a cornerstone player.

Instead, the Georgia product ended up appearing in one game and playing a mere three snaps for Tennessee last season and is now out of the league and dealing with some serious issues. Do you think the Titans’ brass would have drafted Wilson if they had known things would unfold the way they have?

While Wilson’s case may be a bit extreme, it isn’t an isolated instance. Every year, around half of the draft’s first-round picks end up flopping regardless of the work scouting departments put and this year is no different. There will be plenty of talented prospects available on draft night and it’s uncertain which ones will succeed and which ones won’t. In the meantime, the Jaguars may want to steer clear of these three prospects when they’re on the clock with the 25th overall pick.