Jaguars address key needs on offense in early 3-round mock draft

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Jaguars 1st-round pick – WR Garrett Wilson, Ohio State

The Jaguars did a good job of upgrading their defense this offseason, so now it’s time they turn their attention to the offense. Trevor Lawrence has shown flashes of talent in his rookie year but doesn’t have many weapons at his disposal. In particular, the wide receiver corps could use one or two playmakers. Marvin Jones Jr. isn’t a number one receiver, and Laviska Shenault hasn’t had the breakout season some expected. There’s also Jamal Agnew, who may be more productive in a complementary role, not the starting lineup.

Since losing DJ Chark Jr. to an ankle fracture in Week 4, and the Jaguars’ offense hasn’t had someone that can stretch the field. Giving the 2018 second-round pick a one-year, prove-it deal would make sense but even if the team’s brass bring him back, they need to add another wide receiver, and Garrett Wilson of Ohio State may be the best one in the draft.

In nine games this season, Wilson has hauled in 53 receptions for 813 yards and nine touchdowns. He’s a sure bet to go in the top-5 and might even be the first receiver drafted next year. His route-running is second to none, and he can line up anywhere on the field. He’s currently the top receiver in Pro Football Focus’ draft board.

Even Neal would be a great addition to the Jags’ offensive line, and Aidan Hutchinson or George Karlaftis would bolster their front seven but wide receiver is a bigger need than left tackle or edge rusher. That’s why Wilson is the Jags’ pick.