4 Jaguars veterans most impacted by 2021 NFL Draft

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After finishing 1-15 in 2020, the Jacksonville Jaguars needed to get as much talent as they could this offseason. They did a good job of adding depth in free agency and came out of the 2021 NFL Draft with a batch of players that could have an instant impact this year, including quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne.

Now, bringing in new contributors means that other players will have to take a step back or have a reduced role. After all, there are only 53 roster spots and some players will be shown the door and others will be relegated to the bench. Here are four Jaguars veterans that were impacted by the 2021 NFL Draft.

. Jarrod Wilson. 4. player. 52. .

An undrafted free agent in 2016, Jarrod Wilson has spent his whole five-year career with the Jaguars. Even though he played a good amount of snaps on special teams in his first three years, it wasn’t until 2019 that he saw his playing time on defense increase significantly. That year, the Michigan product started all 16 games and logged 79 total tackles, one forced fumbles, four passes defended, and two interceptions.

Wilson dealt with a hamstring injury last season but still played 12 games and amassed 69 total tackles, three passes defended, and one interception. The veteran will likely start next to free-agent acquisition Rayshawn Jenkins on Day 1, but the selection of safety Andre Cisco in the third round of 2021’s draft means that his days in the lineup may be numbered.