Ranking Jaguars top 3 third-round WR options in 2021 NFL Draft

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North Carolina Tar Heels receiver Dyami Brown #2 (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

1. player. 838. . Wide receiver. Tar Heels . Dyami Brown

The Jacksonville Jaguars could bring Dyami Brown along slowly.

North Carolina produced just three NFL players in the last two years, offensive tackle Charlie Heck, defensive end Jason Strowbridge and linebacker Cole Holcomb. However, that should change this year, when as many as five Tar Heel players will get drafted. Running backs Javonte Williams and Michael Carter will most likely get their name called in the second or third round. The same is true for linebacker prospect Chazz Surratt, who looks like a Day 2 pick.

Wide receiver Dazz Newsome will most likely be a late-round selection but if the Jaguars are interested in taking a wideout in the third round, they could turn their attention to Dyami Brown, who played 23 games and caught 106 passes for 2,133 yards and 20 touchdowns over the last two years.

A four-star prospect out of high school, Brown doesn’t run a full route tree and has average size for the position. Also, he has struggled with drops in the last two seasons and lacks elite athleticism. On the other hand, there are many things to like about the North Carolina standout, including his ability to stretch the field and make big plays.

Not many wide receivers can catch a high volume of passes and average 20 yards per reception, but that’s precisely what Brown did for the Tar Heels. While he needs to improve his route-running, the Jaguars can afford to give him time to work on his craft and make the transition to the NFL.

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