3. The Jaguars need to add another wide receiver in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Jaguars failed Trevor Lawrence last season. Besides bringing in a head coach that didn’t have a concrete plan to develop him, they gave him a less-than-optional supporting cast. On the bright side, the organization has taken several steps to ensure the young passer is in a position to succeed in 2022. Besides bringing in a head coach that should help him untap his potential, they added several weapons in free agency, including wide receivers Christian Kirk and Zay Jones. Moreover, they re-signed Laquon Treadwell, who was one of their top targets late in the 2021 season.
Even without DJ Chark, who joined the Detroit Lions, the Jaguars’ wide receiver corps is in better shape than it was last offseason. Marvin Jones Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. are back, so Jacksonville currently has five receivers with starting experience and all of them should play a key role in 2022. However, there’s room for another wide receiver and the team’s brass can add one in the second or third round of this year’s draft.
It wouldn’t make sense for the Jags to take a receiver at No. 1 but there should be several ones available in the second or third round. Even if there’s a run for wide receivers in the first round, the Jags can easily take one at 33rd overall, the first pick in the second-round pick. Depending on how the first round unfolds, Drake London, Jameson Williams, and Christian Watson could all be available. Also, Justyn Ross should be on board after the first round.
Regardless of whom they choose, the Jag can’t afford to pass up the chance to take another add another receiver in the draft.