3 reasons why you have to like Jacksonville Jaguars draft haul

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After years of minimal results and plenty of losses, the Jacksonville Jaguars cleaned house this offseason and brought in Urban Meyer to be their head coach. Also, they moved on from long-time general manager David Caldwell and promoted Trent Baalke to take his place. The duo has spent the offseason revamping the roster and went into the 2021 NFL Draft with the intention of getting as many franchise building blocks as they could. Looking at their haul, it’s hard to argue about the results.

The Jags entered the draft with ten picks but ended up taking just nine players after trading up in the fourth round to make sure another team didn’t leap ahead of them to snag defensive Jordan Smith.

Here are the nine players this Jacksonville team took in 2021’s selection meeting:

Round 1, pick 1: Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence

Round 1, pick 25: Clemson running back Travis Etienne

Round 2, pick 33: Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell

Round 2, pick 45, Stanford offensive lineman Walker Little

Round 3, pick 65, Syracuse safety Andre Cisco

Round 4, pick 106USC defensive tackle Jay Tufele

Round 4, pick 121, UAB EDGE defender Jordan Smith

Round 5, pick 145, Ohio State tight end Luke Farrell

Round 6, pick 209, Georgia Tech wide receiver Jalen Camp

Furthermore, the Jags signed Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses as an undrafted free agent after the selection meeting concluded. While there are a few positions they might not have addressed properly, they had so many needs last season that one draft wasn’t enough to take care of all of them. All in all, Jacksonville finished with a solid draft, and here are three reasons why you should be excited about it.