3 former Trevor Lawrence teammates the Jaguars can draft in 2022

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Clemson Tigers cornerback Mario Goodrich (31) at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1 Clemson Tiger the Jaguars can draft in 2022 – Mario Goodrich, CB.

Even though cornerback Mario Goodrich had one year of eligibility left, he declared his intention to go pro and entered the 2022 draft. While he won’t be selected as early as teammate Andrew Booth Jr.; he could be a solid addition in the third or fourth round.

Goodrich is one of four cornerbacks the Jags can take in the third or fourth round. Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus believes that he could be a potential sleeper, and it’s easy to see why. The Missouri native has good vision and is a strong tackle, per Bleacher Report’s Scouting Department.

Standing at 6’1 and weighing 180 pounds, Goodrich has the size to play in the NFL. On the other hand, he lacks elite athleticism and ‘lacks true burst‘.  Cory Giddins of B/R believes he would be a good fit in a zone defense, where he would get assistance over the top. Giddins sees the cornerback as a fourth-round talent and a potential role player. He’s currently ranked 140th on B/R’s big board and 132nd in PFFs’.

The advantage of taking Goodrich in the middle rounds is that he wouldn’t need to start right away due to the presence of Tyson Campbell and Shaquill Griffin. The Jaguars’ coaching staff could bring him along slowly and have him sit while he learns. At worst, the team would add depth to their cornerback room, and at best, they could have a potential starter down the road.