2023 NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars best, worst, and most intriguing picks
The Jacksonville Jaguars have overall gotten solid reviews for their haul in 2023 NFL Draft. However, some of their picks have gotten more love than others and it's easy to see why.
The Jags entered the draft with clear needs but waited until the later rounds to address most of them. While they managed to fortify their depth across the depth chart, it feels like they passed on the chance to land prospects that could have had an immediate impact.
Then again, the Jaguars already had a talented roster, and without many open starting jobs, they could afford to acquire developmental prospects who could end up earning key roles down the road. With that said, who was the team's best pick? And the worst? How about the most intriguing one? Glad you asked.
Jacksonville Jaguars best pick in the 2023 NFL Draft: Anton Harrison, OT
Yes, Anton Harrison was the Jaguars first pick but there are many reasons why it was their best in the whole draft. Just two days before the draft, news that left tackle Cam Robinson will serve a suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy surfaced. However, the Jags surely knew about it well before it was made public.
By drafting Harrison, the Jaguars have a short-term replacement for Robinson while he serves his suspension and potentially a long-term answer at left tackle if they choose to eventually cut ties with Robinson. It's uncertain where Harrison will line up but the Jaguars didn't draft him to sit on the bench.
Even though left guard was also a need due to Ben Bartch's availability for training camp, the Anton Harrison pick shows the Jaguars are committed to protecting Trevor Lawrence.