3. Devin Lloyd will help the Jaguars in the coverage department as well
It’s easy to forget that Lloyd also flourished in coverage in Utah. In fact, he was originally a safety, so it’s not hard to see why he’s also a ballhawk. Last season alone, Lloyd totaled six pass deflections and snagged four interceptions. Not only does Lloyd cause havoc in the backfield, but he’ll also convert turnovers into touchdowns. In 2021, Lloyd returned two interceptions for touchdowns and, since 1976, is ninth all-time with three scores coming off of interceptions.
When you factor in Lloyd’s speed, frame, and instincts, they all come together in coverage as he can more than hold his own against running backs and tight ends. Possessing a notable burst, Lloyd closes space in a hurry and nails the ball carrier quickly while looking to make a play, as he did in college, where he had two career forced fumbles.
Lloyd’s movement and feel in coverage are akin to that of a defensive back, so he makes use of his physical traits by swarming his receiver and has sufficient speed to keep up with players that might be perceived as speedier.
At the end of the day, the Jaguars moved up to grab a playmaker, pure and simple. It wouldn’t be farfetched to think that Lloyd’s selection could eclipse Walker’s selection one day.