Ranking Jaguars 2021 draft picks: Who’s at the top?

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No. 6 Jaguars 2021 Draft ranking: Luke Farrell, TE

Even though tight end was one of the Jaguars’ biggest needs last year, they waited until the fifth round to address it when they chose Luke Farell. The former Buckeye hardly saw the field in 2021 and finished the year with seven receptions for 56 yards.

Farrell hasn’t gotten much playing time this season, appearing in just 7.0 percent of the Jags’ total snaps on offense. At this point in his career, he’s nothing more than a backup and it’s hard to see him getting a bigger role in the foreseeable future.

No. 5 Jaguars 2021 Draft ranking:  Walker Little, OT

Once seen as a potential top-10 selection, Walker Little suffered an ACL injury in 2019 and opted out of the 2020 college season due to COVID-19 concerns. This likely played a role in his tumble to the second round of the draft.

Nevertheless, the Jaguars’ brass felt like they couldn’t pass up the chance to take Little with the 45th overall pick despite the fact that they had just applied the franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson.

Little made his first NFL start in Week 6 of the 2021 season and gave up two sacks. However, he played considerably better in the next two. With the Jags giving Robinson a three-year deal worth $54 million earlier this year, Little moved to the right side, where he competed with Jawaan Taylor for the starting job and lost.

Taylor is set to become a free agent next offseason, so Little will most likely be given a chance to earn the starting job at right tackle in 2023.