The Jacksonville Jaguars may or may not address the wide receiver position. It is a very important spot on a National Football League field in the year 2023 as the passing game has evolved in a big way.
This team has a really nice room of players at that position but they don’t have that guy that you know for a fact is a number-one receiver.
Landing guys like Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, or Davante Adams amongst others is really hard but not impossible. You can achieve that by drafting and scouting very well.
Of course, elite players come outside of the first round all of the time. You certainly are more likely to nail down a star during the first round of every draft though. The Jaguars have the 25th overall pick but it is really the 24th because the Dolphins have forfeited theirs.
The Jacksonville Jaguars could be smart to trade up for this stud receiver.
A wide receiver that the Jaguars should strongly consider in this draft is Jaxon Smith-Njigba. He comes from Ohio State University where he has had some tremendous success in addition to some adversity.
Now, he is getting ready to be a first round pick so he can go make an impact in the best league in the world.
The Jaguars might have to trade up a few spots to get him. He is projected to go somewhere in the first round so they would need to get a good grip on where he is going to go and who is going to be looking at him.
They might not have to give up a fortune to move up 5-7 spots but they have 9 total picks in this draft. Landing Smith-Njigba could lead to great things for this Jaguars offense.
Trevor Lawrence, for as good as he is, is only entering his third season in the NFL. He has a long way to go before he reaches the true ceiling of his success. Adding as many good weapons as he can will help him on this journey.
With the Buckeyes, Smith-Njigba had great success in his first two years. Unfortunately, he only played in three games during the 2022-23 season due to a hamstring injury. He chose not to participate in the College Football playoff.
This is a player that was one of the best college players in the league before he hurt himself. Now, he is working back hoping that teams remember how he plays when healthy rather than be scared of him hurting himself again. The Jags would look smart if they ended up being that team.