Jaguars 2021 NFL Draft: Winners and Losers from Day 2

The Jacksonville Jaguars held a draft party at TIAA Bank Field (Imagn Images photo pool)
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K’Lavon Chaisson #45 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

Jacksonville Jaguars, winners from Day 2 of 2021’s draft.

1) Defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson

By not adding an EDGE defender in the first three rounds of the draft, the Jaguars showed they feel confident about their current group, and more specifically, sophomore defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson, who struggled early in his rookie campaign but ended the 2020 season on a high note.

A first-round selection in 2020, Chaisson posted a sack in Week 1 but didn’t record another one in the remainder of the year. However, he logged 21 pressures in the last eight games of the 2020 season after amassing just eight in the first eight. The arrival of defensive coordinator Joe Cullen should help him turn into the playmaker he was at LSU.

2) Secondary coach Tim Walton

The Jaguars haven’t been shy about investing resources in their secondary this offseason. After signing cornerback Shaquill Griffin and safety Rayshawn Jenkins in free agency, they drafted Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell and safety Andre Cisco on Day 2 of the draft. Furthermore, they brought back safety Josh Jones and cornerbacks Tre Herndon and Sidney Jones.

The team’s brain trust is showing they liked some of the secondary pieces they had in place last season but have rounded out the unit. It’s likely the newcomers and the incumbents will compete for starting roles and playing time in training camp and secondary coach Tim Walton will have plenty of talent to work with.

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