No. 5 position the Jaguars must address in the draft – Wide receiver.
Trevor Lawrence showed flashes as a rookie and should have no trouble making a significant leap in Year 2 due to all the additions the Jaguars’ brass made to the roster and the coaching staff. In particular, general manager Trent Baalke signed Christian Kirk and Zay Jones in free agency but he also brought back Laquon Treadwell, one of the young passer’s most trusted targets toward the end of the year.
There’s no doubt the Jags’ wide receiver corps is in better shape than it was last season and they should be able to score more points after ranking in the cellar of the NFL. However, the top brass can’t stop adding weapons and they will have the chance to add a few more in the draft.
Head coach Doug Pederson told the media that there’s plenty of talent at the top of the class but “there’s a dropoff once you get down the road“. While the Jaguars won’t have a shot at taking some of the top receivers in this year’s draft — Chris Olave, Drake London, or Jameson Williams, among others — they could target Georgia’s George Pickens in the second round or Penn State’s Jahan Dotson.
But if they prefer to way until Round 3, where they have two picks, Jacksonville can pursue Christian Watson, Skyy Moore, or Justyn Ross, Lawrence’s former teammate at Clemson. The Jags have made several upgrades to their offense this offseason and they must finish the job in the draft.