4. Jaguars player we’d save a Thanksgiving plate for – Josh Allen
Regardless of who was making the pick, the Jaguars weren’t good at acquiring talent in the draft. Edge rusher Josh Allen is the exception to the rule. The Kentucky product was arguably the most talented player general manager David Caldwell selected.
Even though Allen made the Pro Bowl in his rookie campaign, Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell had a bigger role on offense. With both veterans gone before the start of the 2020 season, Allen’s importance to the team increased. Nevertheless, he was hampered by a knee injury and was limited to eight games.
Allen is now healthy and has become one of the top edge rushers in the league in the past five weeks. There’s no doubt he’s become the difference-maker the Jaguars expected when they drafted him seventh overall in 2019.
5. Jaguars player we’d save a Thanksgiving plate for – Trevor Lawrence
The Jaguars have tried to find a franchise quarterback over the last two decades. After several failed tries, it looks like they have found a potential one in Trevor Lawrence. The 2021 quarterback class was a deep one but the former Clemson Tiger was arguably the best of the bunch.
Even though fellow rookie passer Mac Jones has better stats, Lawrence has shown steady growth, limiting the number of mistakes he’s made and constantly making good decisions. The coaching staff is pleased with their development and rightfully so, as they don’t have to worry about the quarterback position in a while. And that’s something anyone would be thankful for.