The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off a really good season by their standards. After a couple of number-one overall picks in a row, they won the division in 2022-23 which also led to a playoff victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Now, they overachieved a bit last year. Now, coming into 2023-24, people aren’t going to take them as lightly anymore. They have an elite quarterback in Trevor Lawrence and a coach named Doug Pederson that gets plenty of respect around the league.
This is also a team that is going to have to play a first-place AFC schedule which means that they will face the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, and defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Of course, the Chiefs are the team that ended Jacksonville’s season.
In order to be ready for that grind, they must improve as the off-season goes along. That will begin with the 24th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. That is a huge way for them t change their fortunes for next season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars need to hit on the 24th overall pick in the draft.
There are players that will be available there that can help them take a step. If they want to take an impactful defensive player, a wide receiver, or a tight end, there will be plenty of good options to consider. If they hit on that pick, the 2023 season could be changed for the better.
Of course, every team in the league is looking to get better at the same time so the Jaguars will need to be smart. In addition to the 2023 season, being smart with this selection can help them for years to come.
It is also possible that the Jags use this pick to trade back or even trade up. No matter what they do, it is obvious that it is a pick that they can use to change their 2023 season.
A lot of people are worried about Evan Engram leaving the team. Well, if he does, there are plenty of good first-round replacements for them to consider. That is one of many ways that they will be getting Trevor Lawrence more help coming into the year.
Other teams in the AFC should be put on notice. The Jaguars barely lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Chiefs. A few mistakes reversed in that game would have changed the entire season for everyone. Hopefully, the Jaguars use this 24th pick and the entire off-season to get over the hump.