2021 NFL Draft: Grading Jacksonville Jaguars’ nine draft picks

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2369. . EDGE defender. Blazers . Jordan Smith. 121. player

The Jacksonville Jaguars added depth with their last three picks.

Trent Baalke told the local media the Jaguars traded up in the fourth round because Jordan Smith was the highest-graded player on their board. The team’s brass says the UAB product needs to bulk up and won’t succeed in the pros if he doesn’t turn his quickness into power.  On the other hand, Urban Meyer says he recently talked to his head coach and believes he isn’t ready but could become a late bloomer.

Grade: C-

. Tight end. Buckeyes . Luke Farrell. 145. player. 812

When asked about Luke Farell’s college production, Trent Baalke said the tight end was underused and added that the team likes his size and physical attributes. However, Brevin Jordan, who was arguably a better prospect and a better pass catcher than the former Buckeye was still on the board and the Houston Texans took him two picks later.

Tight end was one of the Jaguars’ biggest needs this offseason and didn’t do much to address it in free agency or the draft. At this point of the offseason, there may not be much Jacksonville can do to upgrade the unit.

Grade: D

Wide receiver. Yellow Jackets . Jalen Camp. 209. player. 880.

The Jags have a formidable wide receiver corps, so they didn’t have to invest in the unit in the draft. Nevertheless, they used their last pick on Georgia Tech product Jalen Camp. Meyer says even though he didn’t study Camp much, the scouting department had a positive assessment of him and pointed out he has the athleticism and size to develop into a solid NFL wideout.

Grade: B-

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