No. 5 player the jaguars hope falls to the 2nd round – Jameson Williams.
Pass rusher and a number one wide receiver are arguably the Jaguars’ top two needs ahead of this year’s draft and they can address both in the first two rounds. While it’s unrealistic to take a wideout at No. 1, general manager Trent Baalke will probably have a fair share of choices, even if there’s a run at the position late in the first round.
This year’s wide receiver class might not be as strong as last draft’s or the one before but there are several prospects who could go on to have an impact from Day 1. Alabama’s Jameson Williams is one of those players and if he hadn’t torn his ACL in the College Football Playoffs he might have been the top-ranked wide receiver in the draft. Nevertheless, the injury could push him out of the first round into the second.
The Jaguars could easily take a wide receiver with one of their two third-round picks but if they have the chance to take Williams at No. 33 but pass on him, they could eventually regret it. The biggest negative surrounding the Alabama product is his 6-foot-1, 179-pound frame, who could cause him to struggle against press coverage. On the other hand, he’s got the speed and burst to stretch the field. Moreover, he’s a polished route-runner.
Williams says he’s ahead of schedule and might be available by training camp, so there’s a chance that he could suit up in Week 1. While the Jaguars don’t have an upper-echelon wide receiver corps, they do have plenty of depth, so they wouldn’t have to rush Williams and could bring him along slowly.