Jacksonville Jaguars: 2021 NFL Draft primer, how to watch, position needs
Here’s what you need to know about the Jacksonville Jaguars on draft night.
After months of preparation, the Jacksonville Jaguars will finally have the chance to take their quarterback of the future with the first overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Head coach Urban Meyer has implied more than once that the team is taking Trevor Lawrence and it would be surprising if they didn’t. While Zach Wilson and Justin Fields are talented quarterbacks, the Clemson standout is the best prospect since Andre Luck and it’s highly unlikely anyone would pass up the chance to take him.
Besides the top pick in the draft, the Jags hold another selection in the first round, the 25th overall. Back in 2019, they traded cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams and got two first-round selections (one last year and one in 2021), and a 2021 fourth-round pick in exchange.
There are many directions the Jaguars can take with the 25th picks. After quarterback, the most pressing need on offense is tight end but they could also add a playmaker to their secondary. This isn’t a deep safety class and there isn’t much defensive tackle talent in 2021, so it will be interesting to see if Jacksonville addresses either position in the first round or if they will do it later in the draft.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Jaguars, their plans, possible targets, position needs, times, and how to watch the draft this year.
Let’s start with a breakdown of every draft pick this Jacksonville team holds in 2021.