Grading Jaguars 2022 NFL Draft: Round 6, No. 197 – Gregory Junior, CB.
Cornerback Gregory Junior was the first player in Ouachita Baptist to be ever be drafted. Even though the Jags have a trio of starting cornerbacks in Shaquill Griffin, Tyson Campbell, and Darius Williams, they needed to add depth to the position and it seemed reasonable to do it in the sixth round.
So what are the Jaguars getting in Junior? The 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback has the physicality, speed, and tackling skills to carve a niche on special teams. At Ouachita Baptist’s Pro Day, he had a 4.46 time in the 40-yard dash and posted a 1.63 time in the 10-yard split. Last season, Junior made 11 starts and logged 46 tackles, and seven passes defensed. He also earned a First-Team All-Great American Conference designation.
Grading Jaguars 2022 NFL Draft: Round 7, No. 222 – Montaric Brown, CB.
With their last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the 222nd overall selection, the Jags took Arkansas cornerback Montaric Brown. This was kind of puzzling when you take into account that they just chose Gregory Junior with their previous choice.
While you can never have enough healthy cornerbacks, Jacksonville could have taken a quarterback prospect to groom behind C.J. Beathard or add depth to their offensive line. Still, Brown might have been the highest-graded player on the Jaguars’ board when he was drafted. In fact, he might turn out to be even better than Junior. He gives the Jaguars a cornerback with great ball skills that can play zone. Last season, he appeared in 13 games and had 54 total tackles and six pass deflections.