The Jaguars could also build a formidable defensive front.
The Jaguars could also take a defensive player with the top pick in the draft. This could favor playing the kind of defense that bullies opposing offenses all game long. Now the coaches have to decide which trench is more important to build on first.
The Jags have the pick of the litter at No. 1 and Josh Allen could use a running mate to make this a punishing defense that will get respected each week. Dawuane Smoot has been a bright spot in the rotation for the defense. He brings someone on the field that will give everything he has. The problem is that he doesn’t have the “it” factor that could make him a bigger household name.
Aiden Hutchinson could bring someone that will be a relentless motor that will take some of the attention off of Allen. It would be a welcome upgrade that would give the Jaguars a tandem of defensive ends for whom teams will have to account for.
The Jaguars have reportedly shown interest in Georgia’s Travon Walker. The former Bulldog is a versatile player that has large support from the media and had a great showing at the NFL Combine. Having said that, there are a few questions that come with him, mainly consistency when it comes to tackling while finishing up plays. The Jaguars don’t need to have someone that cannot bring the ball carrier down. Hutchinson is likely to be drafted at the top position.
Is there a “dark horse,” player that the Jaguars should consider?