Jaguars must add talent to these 3 position groups on Day 3

Jacksonville Jaguars fans at TIAA Bank Field (Imagn Images photo pool)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have been adding as much talent as they can in the 2021 NFL Draft. After drafting a franchise quarterback in Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne in the first round, they made their secondary a point of emphasis on Day 2.

The Jags added Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell and Stanford offensive tackle Walker Little in the second round and drafted Syracuse safety in the third round. It will be interesting to see how they use their five remaining selections on the last day of the draft, as they still need to add talent to these three position groups:

The Jacksonville Jaguars need to keep revamping their defense.

1) Linebacker

Damian Wilson was the only linebacker the Jaguars have brought in this offseason. Although the defense has a pair of studs in Myles Jack and Joe Schobert, there’s not much depth behind them, and this Jacksonville team could add one or two linebacker prospects on Day 3 of the draft.

LSU’s Jabril Cox and Alabama’s Dylan Moses are still available, and both of them would have the luxury to sit behind Jack and Schobert while they adjust to the NFL. The Jaguars have three starting linebackers, they now need to add depth.

The Jacksonville Jaguars also have to add offensive talent.

2) Tight end

This wasn’t a good year to draft a tight end. The drop in talent was significant after Kyle Pitts, whom the Atlanta Falcons drafted with the fourth overall pick. The next tight end off the board was Pat Freiermuth, who went 55th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Think about it, only two tight ends were drafted in the first two rounds of the draft.

Brevin Jordan is still available, so it will be interesting to see if the Jaguars target him with one of their two fourth-round selections. If they don’t, it’s likely they won’t address the tight end position in the draft, and Chris Manhertz and James O’Shaughnessy will likely be their top two tight ends in the season opener.

3) Offensive line

The Jaguars drafted Little with the 45th overall pick. However, they could still add another tackle or an interior offensive lineman. Senior Bowl sensation Quinn Meinerz is still available, and if they are feeling lucky, they could take a flyer on troubled but talented Marshall offensive tackle Josh Ball.

It’s unlikely that Jacksonville will get impact players at this point of the draft. Nevertheless, they could find a few depth pieces and developmental prospects. Although the last rounds of the draft may not get as much attention as the first three, there are still a few gems available and the Jags could end up with one or two.

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