5 low-key second-round options for the Jaguars in the 2022 NFL Draft

Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 10, 2021. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 10, 2021. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /
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Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (23) at Memorial Stadium Saturday, Jaguars. (Imagn Images photo pool) /

The 2022 NFL Draft is around the corner and the Jacksonville Jaguars are putting the final touches on their big board. In fact, they may have already decided who will be the first overall pick.

While the Jags have control over who will be the No. 1 pick, they nor anyone knows who will be available in the second round. Thus, they must prepare for different scenarios, and be open to taking any of these five low-key prospects with the 33rd overall selection.

1. Jaguars’ low-key option in the 2nd round – Andrew Booth, CB.

Cornerback isn’t a pressing need for the Jaguars but general manager Trent Baalke showed in the last draft that he will target a player even if they’re stacked at the position. Although Jacksonville had running back James Robinson in place, they still selected Travis Etienne’s 25th overall.  He did something similar at No. 33, taking Tyson Campbell despite the fact that they had just signed Shaquill Griffin and C.J. Henderson had shown flashes as a rookie.

Would the Jaguars take a cornerback at No. 33 even after the addition of Darious Williams? Baalke marches to the beat of his own drum, so taking a cornerback in the second round shouldn’t be ruled out just yet. Booth was teammates with Trevor Lawrence back at Clemson and the both could reunite in Jacksonville.

Booth needs to work on his tackling skills but has the ideal size and length to play the position. He also possesses the flexibility to play both man and zone coverage. Last season, he logged one interception and five passes defensed. Moreover, he was an All-ACC First-Team selection. Would the former Tiger be an unnecessary luxury in the second round? Maybe but if the Jaguars intend to take the best player available and he’s still on board at No. 33, they should consider taking him.