Mid-round QB prospects Jaguars could consider in the 2022 NFL Draft
The Jaguars are in prime position for a quarterback in April.
Jacksonville possesses two third-round selections coming up in this year’s draft. The best scenario that could play out for the Jaguars is drafting Evan Neal first overall, which would address their offensive line issue. In the second round, you draft the best defensive player available, followed by a wide receiver with the 65th overall pick, their first choice in the third round.
With the 70th pick, the Jaguars can be looking at potential signal-callers to come in and form a long-term part of their offense, not players that are drafted one year and then on another squad the following one. Think Jake Luton in 2020.
Of the top six quarterback prospects, Desmon Ridder is at the bottom, ranked 94 overall per CBS. Does this mean he’ll drop to the top of the third round? It’s possible. If that happens, the Jaguars should strongly consider picking him up.
He has above-average arm strength, though it’s not doing him any favors considering his low ranking. However, Ridder commands excellent accuracy, having never thrown more than nine interceptions in any of his collegiate seasons. He comes into the NFL with a 62.1 pass completion percentage. He reminds me of a scrawnier Derek Carr, which isn’t a bad thing given the fact that Carr now holds most of the Las Vegas Raiders’ passing records.